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 2019/2020:

Friday, October 11th 6:30pm
Das schweigende Klassenzimmer (German with German subtitles)

Friday, November 22nd 6:30pm
Ballon (German with German subtitles)

Friday, January 17th 6:30pm
Die Unsichtbaren (German with English subtitles)

Friday, February 21st 6:30pm
Transit (German with English subtitles)

Friday, March 20th 6:30pm
Der Vorname (German with English subtitles)

Friday, April 17th 6:30pm
Trautmann (German with English subtitles)

Friday, May 15th 6:30pm
Steig Nicht Aus (German with German subtitles)

To read more about this season's films, please take a look at our 2019 - 2020 Film Brochure.

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