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 13th, 6:30pm
Der groBe Anfang (German with German subtitles)

Friday, November 17th, 6:30pm
Toni Erdmann (German with German subtitles)

Friday, January 19th, 6:30pm
Der Besuch (German with English subtitles)

Friday, February 16th, 6:30pm
Kundschafter des Friedens (German with English subtitles)

Friday, March 16th, 6:30pm
Willkommen bei Hartmanns (German with English subtitles)

Friday, April 20th, 6:30pm
Winnetou - Der Mythos lebt (German with German subtitles)

Friday, May 18th, 6:30pm
Salz der Erde (German with German subtitles)

To read more about this season's films, please take a look at our 2017 - 2018 Film Brochure