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In our Monthly Film Series, we will show a variety of GERMAN or GERMAN language films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. On the 2nd Wednesday of each month, audiences will now have a chance to see these films on a regular basis at the CLINTON STREET THEATER. (Children movies will be playing on Sunday afternoons – please check our website.) All films are with English subtitles.

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WED. APRIL 12, 2017 – 7:00 PM

I’m Off Then: Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago (Ich bin dann mal weg)

Germany, 2015, 92 min

Directed by: Julia von Heinz

Cast: Devid Striesow, Martina Gedeck, Karoline Schuch|

Overweight, overworked, overwrought – celebrated TV star Hape realizes he can’t go on this way. He takes a six-month sabbatical, and embarks on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, the famed spiritual path of St. James’ Way. He sets out in search of himself. A film about finding and seeking – amusing, moving and emotional.


 Remembering Romy Schneider on the 35th anniversary of her death

WED. MAY 10, 2017 – 7:00 PM

SISSI (Sissi)

Austria 1955, 102 min

Directed by: Ernst Marischka

Cast: Romy Schneider, Karl Heinz Bohm, Magda Schenider,

In the first of a trilogy of movies about Elisabeth “Sissi” of Austria, the young vibrant princess catches the eye of her sister’s fiancé, Emperor Franz Josef.



Remembering Rainer Werner Fassbinder on the 35th anniversary of his death.

WED. JUNE 7, 2017 – 7:00 PM

The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant (Die Bitteren Tränen der Petra von Kant)

Germany, 1972 – 124 min., color

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Cast: Margit Carstensen, Hanna Schygulla, Katrin Schaake

Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the film explores the universal dynamics present in close human relationships (with Hannah Schygulla).



WED. JULY 12, 2017 – 7:00 PM


96 mins. German 2016

Director: Max Zähle
Cast: Lucas Gregorowicz, Frederick Lau, Anna Bederke, Lars Rudolph, Heiko Pinkowski, Jan-Gregor Kremp

Mirko Talhammer (Lucas Gregorowicz) is beside himself when two strangers show up at his posh insurance office to remind him where he really comes from: a provincial scrapyard, where careers are not what counts and other things are more important: scrapping things, the family, and every once in a while, a good old fist fight.

Please check the Portland German Film Festival website for details