PEOPLE ON SUNDAY (MENSCHEN AM SONNTAG)

Live musical accompaniment by Mont Alto Motion Picture Orchestra
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Showings

Castro Theatre Thu, May 31, 2018 7:15 PM
$24 general / $22 member
No Service Fees!
Film Info
Director:Robert Siodmak
Edgar G. Ulmer
Billy Wilder
Fred Zinnemann
Year:1930
Country:Germany
Total Run Time:73 min.

Description

Years before their eventual Hollywood successes, a group of young German filmmakers took to the streets of Berlin to create “a film without actors.” A descendant of the “city symphony” films of the 1920s, People follows a coterie of city dwellers (an appealing cast of non-professionals) who go on a weekend outing. In its blending of fiction and documentary, the film is both charming and lyrical—and a breathtaking portrait of Weimar Berlin on the cusp of the rise of the Nazis

Introduction by Martin Koerber

Print courtesy of Deutsche Kinemathek, with permission of Janus Films


Copresented by Berlin & Beyond, Goethe-Institut