The Friday Film Fest invites you to another season of German cinema, offering 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 dinner, dessert, and a bi-lingual introduction to the film. Commentary is provided, often including background information, analysis, criticism, and the directors’ larger body of work. Films are selected from the early German "golden era" of cinema to contemporary works. 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 hope you will come along for another year of thought-provoking art and exploration.

Film Schedule 2023/2024:

Friday, September 15, 6:30pm
Im Westen nichts Neues (2022) (German with English subtitles)

Friday, October 20, 6:30pm
Die Unbeugsamen (2021) (German with English subtitles)

Friday, January 19, 6:30pm
Wunderschön (2022) (German with English subtitles)

Friday, February 16, 6:30pm
Die Glasbläserin (2016) (German with NO subtitles)

Friday, March 15, 6:30pm
Das Lehrerzimmer (2023) (German with German Subtitles)

Friday, April 19, 6:30pm
Die Spionin (2019) (German with English Subtitles)

Friday, May 17, 6:30pm
Einfach mal was Schönes (2022) (German with English subtitles)

To read more about this season's films, please take a look at our 2023/24 Film Fest Brochure.

You can also peruse an archive of our film commentaries going back to 2001.