GERMAN CINEMA NOW! – Great Freedom (Große Freiheit) [In-Person Only]

This event took place Mar 18 - Mar 27, 2022

$13 General Admission
$10 Student/Child/Senior
$7 Member

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Sebastian Meise
Austria & Germany
1h 56m


GERMAN CINEMA NOW!, a celebration of the bold, new, and fantastic in German and transnational cinema, is a monthly film series presented by Goethe Pop Up Seattle. In 2022, GCN! explores states of (apparent) stasis, sameness, and standstill, inviting viewers to look closely at the countless dynamic processes that are always underway, just beneath the surface.

** Cannes Film Festival 2021 prizewinner! Jury Prize (Un Certain Regard). Co-presented with Goethe Pop Up SeattleThree Dollar Bill Cinema, and the Austrian Honorary Consulate **

In post-war Germany, liberation by the Allies does not mean freedom for everyone. Hans is imprisoned again and again under Paragraph 175, a law criminalizing homosexuality. Over the course of decades, he develops an unlikely yet tender bond with his cellmate Viktor, a convicted murderer.

(Sebastian Meise, Germany & Austria, 2021, 116 min, in English & German with English subtitles)
Synopsis and stills courtesy of MUBI.

…a film that understands and captures how the heart can soar even as it breaks.” Steven Warner, In Review

…an exquisite marriage of personal, political and sensual storytelling, its narrative and temporal drift tightened by another performance of quietly piercing vulnerability from Franz Rogowski.” – Guy Lodge, Variety

Thank you to our co-presenting orgs!

Goethe Pop Up Seattle

Goethe Pop Up Seattle

Presenting German culture in Seattle

Located in Capitol Hill’s iconic Chophouse Row building, the Goethe Pop Up Seattle is a temporary branch of the Goethe-Institut, the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany. Throughout 2022, we will be hosting and supporting an international program of exhibitions, films, lectures, performances, public discussions, and more.

Three Dollar Bill Cinema

Three Dollar Bill Cinema

Elevating the spectrum of queer stories to help create a just and equitable world.

Three Dollar Bill Cinema fosters deeper community engagement by showcasing queer film programming, educational experiences, and social dialogue.

We provide access to films by, for, and about lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender, and queer (LGBTQ+) people and their families, and a forum for LGBTQ+ filmmakers to share and discuss their work with audiences. We curate themed screenings throughout the year and produce programs in partnership with other arts, cultural, and service delivery organizations in the Greater Seattle area.

The Honorary Consulate of Austria

The Honorary Consulate of Austria

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