The Friday Film Fest Series at the German Society of Pennsylvania is a unique venue in Philadelphia. We screen movies from all eras of German cinema, with each film evening providing access and insight to some aspect of German language, culture and/or history. If you are partial to conviviality and comfort, you will love the setting, since the movies are shown in the Ratskeller of our historic building on Spring Garden Street, and in the social hour prior to the start of the movie you can enjoy Suppenkuche, coffee, cake and total Gemutlichkeit. A bi-lingual introduction is given, and most films have English subtitles, so don’t worry if your German is a bit rusty or even non-existent. A commentary is written for each film, ranging from criticism of the film itself to analysis of the subject matter and/or the director’s body of work. The commentaries also provide fodder for our post movie discussions. We strive to maintain a good balance of the old and the new, the light and the serious as evidenced by the archive of our film commentaries going back to 2001. So come out and visit us and bring a friend!

Upcoming Films

Friday, October 14th, 6:00pm
Frau Müller muss weg! (German with English subtitles)

Friday, November 18th, 6:00pm
Michael Kohlhaas - Der Rebell (German with English subtitles)

Friday, January 13th, 6:00pm
Die Wahlverwandschaften (German with English subtitles)

Friday, February 17th, 6:00pm
Victoria (German/English with English/German subtitles)

Friday, March 17th, 6:00pm
A Coffee in Berlin (German with English subtitles)

Friday, April 14th, 6:00pm
Der Staat gegen Fritz Bauer (German with German subtitles)

Friday, May 19th, 6:00pm
Stefan Zweig - Farewell to Europe (German with English subtitles)

To read more about this season's films, please take a look at our 2016-17 Film Fest Brochure.