14 Pews, a non-profit art house, is proud to announce America’s ONLY weekly German Film Series.
“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 July 2
7:30 PM – 9:30 PM
2008, directed by Chris Kraus
1hr 52 minutes
An embittered, 80-year-old piano teacher working in a women's prison takes on the most challenging student in her enduring career in director Chris Kraus' low-key musical drama.
For years, Miss Krueger (Monica Bleibtreu) has been teaching classical piano to some of the most hardened female prisoners in all of Germany, but upon meeting brooding new inmate Jenny (Hannah Herzsprung), Miss Krueger finally seems to have found the one student she can't break through to — until she hears Jenny play, that is.
A former piano prodigy whose abusive childhood prompted her to neglect her natural gift for music in the name of survival, Jenny is a violent offender whose notorious temper has, as an adult, repeatedly landed her behind bars.
Though she does still display considerable talent on the ivory, her decidedly antisocial behavior compelled the troubled prisoner to repeatedly sabotage opportunities to take part in recitals that would, at the very least, provide a momentary respite from her grim day-to-day existence.
This film is pay-what-you-can.
Free parking on street.
2014/07/02 - 2014/07/02
Additional time info:
The films will screen every Wednesday night, starting at 7:30PM. Doors open at 7:15PM