Monday, March 19, 2012

Mittwochs-Film at the Goethe Institute - March and April

The Goethe Institute, located at 530 Bush Street (just above Grant Ave.), will present "Mittwochs-Filme".    Next up is "The Edge of Heaven", a German/Turkish/Italian film, to be shown on Wednesday. March 21, 2012 at 7 p.m. at the Goethe Institute Auditorium.  Admission is free!

“The Edge of Heaven” is the second part of a planned trilogy about love, death and the devil that started in 2004 with Akin’s film “Head-on”.
“The Edge of Heaven” moves at a gentle pace, adopts a balladic narrative and explores deep philosophical questions. It tells the interwoven destiny of six people coming from three different families and two generations of both German and Turkish heritage, whose lives intertwine in Hamburg and Istanbul and who mature and transform after encountering death. It is a movie as much about bridging the gap between generations — father and son, mother and daughter — as between nations and cultures. It deals with current social issues and has a unique way of illuminating the subject of integration. Akin, considers this his “most spiritual film”.
Here's the complete schedule:  

15. - 18.3.2012
Los Angeles
Fatih Akin, Germany/Turkey/Italy, 2007, 122 min.
Goethe-Institut San Francisco
Directed by Erich Schmid, Switzerland, 2008, 85 min.
Goethe-Institut San Francisco
Jörg Kobel, Germany, 2005, 75 Min.
Kadist Art Foundation
04/25 + -2/05/2012
Goethe-Institut San Francisco
For more information, click here.  

    German 1 & 2 Grammar Workshops - Habt Ihr Fragen?

    for Now that you're getting into the thick of things with your German studies (dative case, possessive adjectives, prepositions, and the like), this could be the right time to review and make sure you're up to speed with all the ins and outs of German grammar.

    A  mid-term workshop for German 1 and 2 students will be held in R-205E on

                    Wednesday, April 18, 2:00-3:00

    and for students of German 1:

                           Friday, April 6, 1:00-2:00 

                       Wednesday, May 9, 11:00-12:00 noon


    for German 1 final review and preparation

                    Monday, May 21, 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    for German 2 final review and preparation: Monday, May 14 from 2:00-3:00 p.m.

    Additionally, a Tu, Th session will be planned for German 2.  Check the Deutsch?  Na Klar! Blog (see the Language Center homepage, Language News, for a link) for updates.