The TA blog's selection of must-attend events and news you can't miss from the German community in Montreal.
We are screening Episode 2 of "Altes Geld" today (Monday Oct. 5) at 6 p.m. in H-527. Don't worry if you missed Episode 1 - you'll have no problems catching up.
C.G.L.S.A. Events: Kaffeestunde and Stammtisch
The Concordia German Language Student Association (C.G.L.S.A.) holds a weekly Kaffeestunde (coffee hour) every Wednesday from 11:45 a.m. to 1 p.m. - just bring your own mug to enjoy their complimentary coffee! If you can't make it Wednesday mornings, the association also has a Stammtisch Tuesdays at Speakeasy (below McKibbins on Bishop St.) from 6 to 8 p.m. See you there!
WATCH: Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark. @ the Phi Centre
The Phi Centre is screening the 2014 film Wir sind jung. Wir sind stark. tonight (Monday, Oct. 5) from 7:30 to 10 p.m. Here is the synopsis:
We are young. We are strong. recounts the incident of violent xenophobic riots in Rostock in 1992 from the perspectives of three very different characters. Lien is a Vietnamese woman who settled in Germany, but at the end of the day she will be fighting for her life wondering if the place she called home could ever be one for her. Stefan and his friends are part of the night's violent turmoil. Young and angry, bored during the daytime, they look forward to the nightly riots and clashes with the police and foreigners. Unable to cope with his grief at the loss of a friend, Stefan gets lost in a circle of violence. Stefan's father Martin is an ambitious local politician, trapped in a dilemma: does he advance his career or stand up for his ideals and take responsibility?
Find out more and purchase your tickets here.
WATCH: BELTRACCHI : THE ART OF FORGERY @ Cinéma du Parc
Cinéma du Parc is screening Beltracchi: The Art of Forgery until Wednesday, October 7 at 12:45 p.m. and 5:10 p.m. Here’s the synopsis:
For nearly 40 years, Wolfgang Beltracchi fooled the international art world and was responsible for the biggest art forgery scandal of the postwar era. An expert in art history, theory and painting techniques, he tracked down the gaps in the oeuvres of great artists – Max Ernst, Fernand Léger, Heinrich Campendonk, André Derain and Max Pechstein, above all – and filled them with his own works. He and his wife Helene would then introduce them to the art world as originals.
Find out more and buy your tickets here.
WATCH: Im Labyrinth des Schweigens
Im Labyrinth des Schweigens (English: Labyrinth of Lies) is an upcoming German film featuring André Szymanski, Alexander Fehling, and Friederike Becht. It will be screening in Montreal as of Oct. 16 at various theatres. Here is the synopsis:
Frankfurt 1958: nobody wants to look back to the time of the National Socialist regime. Young prosecuting attorney Johann Radmann comes across some documents that help to initiate the trial against some members of the SS who served in Auschwitz. But both the horrors of the past and the hostility against his work bring Johann to the point of meltdown. It is nearly impossible for him to find his way through this maze; everybody seems to have been involved or guilty.
Find out more here.
SEE: Migrantas in Montreal
The Berlin-based collective Migrantas will be in Montreal this October and November giving a series of workshops, presenting an exhibition and leading a public campaign. At their workshops in Montreal, they will unite immigrants of diverse social and cultural origins, and of different legal status, to reflect on their individual experiences as immigrants. The participants will then illustrate their experiences through drawings. After careful analysis of all drawings from the workshops, migrantas will cull key elements and common themes from the drawings and translate these central motifs visually and artistically into pictograms - a visual language and a language accessible to everyone.
For more information, visit the Goethe Institut website.
READ: “Why a German magazine devoted an entire issue to Montreal’s Rue Bernard”
The Toronto Star features the writers and editors of Flaneur magazine, who spent two months in Montreal, finding universal stories in the lives of the street.
WATCH: “Faces of Germany” on YouTube
The organization So German, a collaboration between DAAD North America and the German Embassy in Ottawa, have created a new video series. "Faces of Germany" features stories of German immigrants in Canada, asking what brought them here and exploring how they live, love, laugh and work in Canada. The first edition features Jutta Brendemuehl, a program curator and film blogger for the Goethe-Institut in Toronto.
All tutorials take place in H-661.2.