Pedagogically valuable films regularly make it into our programme, which can be integrated excellently into the school curriculum or can offer valuable education even without this framework. In the following list you will find current and upcoming films that are particularly suitable for student screenings. Of course, it is possible for all film titles to have a student screening at special conditions.
School screenings are to be understood as an educational event, i.e. the performances are usually played without an intermission and without consumption.
Release date: 30 January 2020
By Greta Gerwig, with Saoirse Ronan, Florence Pugh, Meryl Streep, Timothée Chalamet, Emma Watson, Eliza Scanlen, Laura Dern.
Writer-director Greta Gerwig (LADY BIRD) has crafted a "Little Women" that draws on both the classic novel and the writings of Louisa May Alcott, and unfolds as the author’s alter ego, Jo March, reflects back and forth on her fictional life. In Gerwig’s take, the beloved story of the March sisters – four young women each determined to live life on her own terms -- is both timeless and timely. Portraying Jo, Meg, Amy, and Beth March, the film stars Saoirse Ronan, Emma Watson, Florence Pugh, Eliza Scanlen, with Timothée Chalamet as their neighbor Laurie, Laura Dern as Marmee, and Meryl Streep as Aunt March.
Release date: 15 October 2020
By Todd Haynes, with Mark Ruffalo, Anne Hathaway, Tim Robbins.
Corporate environmental defense attorney Rob Bilott (Academy Award®-nominee Mark Ruffalo) has just made partner at his prestigious Cincinnati law firm in large part due to his work defending Big Chem companies. He finds himself conflicted after he’s contacted by two West Virginia farmers who believe that the local DuPont plant is dumping toxic waste in the area landfill that is destroying their fields and killing their cattle. Hoping to learn the truth about just what is happening, Bilott, with help from his supervising partner in the firm, Tom Terp (Academy Award®-winner Tim Robbins), files a complaint that marks the beginning of an epic 15-year fight—one that will not only test his relationship with his wife, Sarah (Academy Award®-winner Anne Hathaway) but also his reputation, his health and his livelihood.
Release date: 22 October 2020
By Luzia Schmid.
SYNOPSIS AVAILABLE IN GERMAN ONLY - Eine Steueroase in der Schweiz, ein halbherziger Kampf gegen Steuersünder in Deutschland, ein ehemals wohlhabendes afrikanisches Land, das durch Weltmarktpreise von Rohstoffen in den Abgrund geführt wurde: Was auf den ersten Blick nichts miteinander zu tun hat, steht für ein globales Wirtschaftssystem, das unser aller Leben bestimmt - und die Filmemacherin ist mitten drin. Die gebürtige Zugerin Luzia Schmid konfrontiert uns mit der Verdränungsleitug, auf der der Reichtum von Zug fusst. Sie recherchiert in der Vergangenheit und stellt Fragen zur Motivation und Moral an ihre eigene Familie - und damit auch an sich selbst und an uns.
Release date: 19 November 2020
By David Fincher, with Gary Oldman, Amanda Seyfried, Charles Dance, Lily Collins, Tuppence Middleton.
1930s Hollywood is reevaluated through the eyes of scathing wit and alcoholic screenwriter Herman J. Mankiewicz as he races to finish CITIZEN KANE.
Do not miss! See what Herman J. Mankiewicz and Orson Welles have created together: As an accompanying programme we will show a reprise of Orson Welles' CITIZEN KANE (1941)!
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