A German Film Festival commemorating the 20thanniversary of the fall of the Berlin Wall will be held November 5-9 at University of Lynchburg. “The Wall” will feature three East German Films along with Das Wunder von Leipzig, a 2009 production about the peace marches in Leipzig that helped precipitate the end of the wall. The film has never been shown in the U.S. outside the German Embassy.
A variety of lectures and a recital of German arts songs and arias will also highlight the festival, which is free and open to the public. All films have English subtitles and will be shown in Hopwood Hall.
Festival events include:
November 5: 7:30 p.m. – introduction by Dr. Brian Crim, assistant professor of history at University of Lynchburg.
7:50 p.m. – film, Berlin-Ecke Schönhauser (Berlin – Schönhauser Corner)
November 6: 6:30 p.m. – lecture on Art in East Germany by Dr. Delane Karalow, LC assistant professor of art
7:30 p.m. – film, Spur der Steine (Traces of Stones)
November 7: 6:30 p.m. – lecture by Dr. Ole Diehl, Minister Counselor of the German Embassy in Washington, D.C.
7:30 p.m. – film, Der Schweigende Stern (The Silent Star)
November 9: 7 p.m. – recital of German art songs and arias by Schubert, Mahler, and Humperdinck performed by Jessica Burkey, mezzo-soprano and assistant professor of music at University of Lynchburg, Snidow Chapel
8 p.m. – film, Das Wunder von Leipzig(The Miracle of Leipzig) with permission from broadview tv.
German refreshments will be served during the discussion period following each film.
For additional information, call 434-544-8262.