MMFF 2017 presents Holding Hands with Ilse
Wednesday, 4/19 at 7:30pm
The 24th Annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival welcomes Abraham Ravett for the Valley Premiere of his new documentary, Holding Hands with Ilse, a film about the search for the German teenage girl who took care of the filmmaker between 1948-1950 in Walbrzch, Poland where he was born. Knowing only her first name and circulating a small photograph taken in 1950 of the two, the director explores the urban landscapes of western Poland and the journey involved in their unexpected reunion that recently took place in Ibbenburen, Germany. Introduction by Pooja Rangan, Amherst College. The director will be present. [More...]
German Film Series Spring 2017
Thursdays at 4:00 and 7:30 pm
Presented by the German Department at Amherst College, the German Film Series presents films in German with English subtitles.
February 9: Im Juli (In July, Fatih Akin, 2000; 100 min.)
Moritz Bleibtreu (Run, Lola, Run) plays an uptight schoolteacher from Hamburg who embarks on an adventurous journey to follow the love of his life, a young Turkish woman, to Istanbul, in this romantic comedy drama full of surprising twists. Adult situations.
February 23: Lola rennt (Run, Lola, Run; Tom Tykwer, 1998; 82 min.)
Lola (Franka Potente) has 20 minutes to raise 100,000 Deutschmarks to bail out her boyfriend Manni, who has foolishly gotten himself into trouble. Three difference scenarios are rehearsed in this fast-paced romp: will Lola succeed as she runs across Berlin?
March 9: Karbid und Sauerampfer (Carbide and Sorrell, Frank Beyer, 1963; 85 min.)
Historical East German comedy: in the summer of 1945, Kalle Bluecher (Erwin Geschonneck) sets out to deliver several barrels of carbide to a factory in Dresden, dodging Soviet occupation officers, land mines, and love-crazed widows along the way.
March 30: Im Labyrinth des Schweigens (Labyrinth of Lies, Giulio Ricciarelli, 2014; 122 min.)
Award-winning drama based on real events: in 1950’s West Germany, a young idealistic public prosecutor (Alexander Fehling) encounters resistance and obstructionism as he tries to bring perpetrators of the Holocaust to justice. Screening co-sponsored by Amherst College Office of the Jewish Religious Advisor. Shown in conjunction with the Pioneer Valley Jewish Film Festival.
April 20: Comedian Harmonists (Joseph Vilsmaier, 1997; 127 min.)
Set in the 1920s and 1930s, the true story of an a-capella singing group famous for catchy and witty tunes, whose sensational success was cut short by Hitler because some members of the troupe were Jewish.
Amherst Cinema Student Ambassadors Meeting
Friday, 9/30, 12:30pm
Interested in getting more involved with your local cinema? Come to this meeting to find out how!
The Cinema is looking for students interested in volunteering in exchange for resume-building real-world experiences such as marketing arts events, navigating the challenges of a nonprofit arts organization, and event coordination. In exchange for volunteer hours students can earn the following:
- Invitations to private receptions with filmmakers + special guests
Refreshments provided by Black Sheep Cafe!
Contact: Noelle Serafino