Movie Night: Fritz Lang's "M"

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Movie Night: Fritz Lang's "M" says
Join us as we start our new movie series; 'Germany in the 20th Century through the films of Germany's greatest directors.'
We'll be kicking off the series with a screening of Fritz Lang's classic movie, "M" with an introduction from Dr. Jan Uelzmann of the Georgia Institute of Technology.

M is a 1931 German drama-thriller film directed by Fritz Lang and starring Peter Lorre. One of the first sound films in Germany, Lang considered it his finest work.

Plot: Hans Beckert is an unknown killer of girls in Germany. To attract little girls for death, he whistles Edvard Grieg's 'In The Hall of the Mountain King', from the 'Peer Gynt' Suite I Op. 46. The police force, pressed by the Minister, tries its best but cannot track down and arrest the serial killer. The organized crime decides to chase the murderer, with the support of the beggars association and the police. They catch Hans and briefly judge him.

Dr. Jan Uelzmann is Assistant Professor of German in the School of Modern Languages at the Georgia Institute of Technology. He received his Ph.D. in Germanic studies from the University of Texas at Austin in 2011. Dr. Uelzmann teaches courses on all aspects of German studies, with a particular emphasis on contemporary culture, literature and media. He combines approaches from cultural history, film studies, and literary studies to explore questions related to the Adenauer (Cold War) period and Weimar modernism. His current research focuses on newsreel special features as government-commissioned propaganda in the emerging democratic West German media system of the 1950s.

Admission: Complimentary. Please register by following the link.
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By: German Cultural Center Atlanta / Goethe-Zentrum Atlanta

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