Stray Cat Film Center and Goethe Pop Up Kansas City invite you to What’s left? Films from former East Germany, a series of film screenings curated by Dr. Larson Powell, Professor of Film Studies at University of Missouri–Kansas City.
This week, the Goethe Pop Up welcomes all for a screening of Berlin is in Germany (2001) by German director Hannes Stoehr. Brandenburg penitentiary 2001: Martin Schulz is released after 11 years of imprisonment. As a former citizen of the German Democratic Republic, he experienced the fall of the wall from his prison cell. Upon release, nothing is like what it used to be. The eleven-year absence is like a time machine and Martin runs into one difficulty after another while finding his place in this “new” world.
The film is shown in German with English subtitles.
© Hannes Stoehr