Friday Film Fest
The German Society of Pennsylvania proudly presents our 17th annual Friday FilmFest – intimate evenings of German cinema and discussion. We invite you to gain unique insights into German language, culture, history, and current events through the lenses of some of the German-speaking world’s best directors.
Held in the gemütlichen Ratskeller – the cozy bottom floor of the German Society – each evening starts with coffee, cake, a social hour and a bi-lingual introduction to the films. Commentary is provided, often including background information, analysis, criticism, and the directors’ larger body of work. Afterwards, participants can take part in an English-language discussion. Most films are shown in German with English subtitles or German with German subtitles, see the schedule below for more details.
This year’s festival offers a wide variety of contemporary films and themes from which to choose. We will explore, among other topics: Alzheimer’s and growing old, family, American expansionism, cultural anxieties regarding immigration and terror, life in East Germany, and Romy Schneider’s (of Sissi fame) last interview from rehab. We hope you will come along for another year of thought-provoking art and exploration.
To read more about this season's films, please take a look at our 2018 - 2019 Film Brochure
You can also peruse an archive of our film commentaries going back to 2001.