a public event
The German Gambit (Deutschlandspiel)
A film screening
Monday, November 09, 2009
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles
5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100
Los Angeles, CA 90036
Dir. Hans-Christoph Blumenberg, Germany 2000, 180 min, starring Udo Samel, Lambert Hamel, Peter Fitz, Peter Ustinov and Jean Francois Balmer, German with English subtitles.
"The German Gambit" (Deutschlandspiel) is a thrilling two-part account of the dramatic events behind Germany's re-unification.
6:00 p.m. PART ONE: AUF DIE STRASSE (Into the Streets)
"Into the streets" begins with the 40th anniversary celebrations of East Germany and culminates in the final agreement of the Kremlin to a united Germany within NATO. It covers the mass demonstrations for freedom, the transforming of the East German government, and the day the Berlin Wall was opened for all citizens of East Germany.
7:30 p.m. RECEPTION
8:00 p.m. PART TWO: EILIG VATERLAND (Hurried Fatherland)
"Hurried Fatherland" discloses the capricious diplomatic moves behind the scenes, the international pressures and intrigues which finally led to a new, re-unified Germany.
Admission: $5.- / Free for FOG members
Sponsor(s): Center for European and Eurasian Studies, Goethe-Institut Los Angeles