May 21 2014
German Film Series: When We Leave

German Film Series: When We Leave

Presented by 14 Pews and German Consulate General in Houston at 14 Pews

14 Pews, a non-profit art house, is proud to announce America’s ONLY weekly German Film Series starting May 7th, 2014.

“We are excited to be teaming up with the German Consulate and The Goethe Institut,” says Executive Director of 14 Pews, Cressandra Thibodeaux.  “I look forward to also serving German snacks and wearing my lederhosen,” she added.

“It has been such a learning experience with programming 52 German films, I am so thankful for our advisory board, mostly Louis Black, (who started SXSW and the Austin Chronicle), he’s a specialist with New German Cinema which is the German film movement of the 60s – 80s.  So, we’ll be screening a lot of Fassbinder, Herzog and Wim Wender films, along with many many others.”

The films will screen every Wednesday night, starting at 7:30PM and will be FREE or pay-what-you-can.  Doors open at 7:15PM.

Wednesday May 21
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM

When We Leave
(2010, directed by Feo Aladag 1hr 59 minutes)

In awarding the film Best Narrative Feature Award, and Best Actress Award for Sibel Kekilli, the Tribeca Film Festival Narrative Jury said of the film: "WHEN WE LEAVE examines one woman's struggle for personal freedom. It is a riveting and heartbreaking story of a woman trapped in an abusive relationship, who must not only free herself from that marriage, but also the cultural prejudices and judgments that would keep her there.

Feo Aladag built the nuances of her film over a six year period. She rehearsed her actors for seven months. She immersed herself in every detail of a culture that is revealed to us in remarkable detail. The result is a film that balances complex social issues with honest human yearnings.

Through the brutality, WHEN WE LEAVE is also a story of tenderness, the struggle for compassion, the inexorable pull of family and the need to love and be loved."

Admission Info

The films are FREE or pay-what-you-can.

Free parking on street.

Phone: 281.888.9677


Dates & Times

2014/05/21 - 2014/05/21

Additional time info:

The films will screen every Wednesday night, starting at 7:30PM.  Doors open at 7:15PM

Location Info

14 Pews

800 Aurora Street, Houston, TX 77009

Accessibility Info