News Release - November 20, 2009

SFPL Film Series Recognizes the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

For Immediate Release: November 20, 2009

Contacts: Michelle Jeffers (415) 557-4282

San Francisco Public Library Film Series Recognizes the 20th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall

San Francisco Public Library’s Thursday at Noon film series will give a nod to the 20th anniversary of German reunification with the December series theme: Back in the GDR (German Democratic Republic): The Berlin Wall and the Former East Germany on Film.

The films chosen this month reflect a wide range of cinema from a cold war espionage caper to a satiric take on communism to a flamboyant rock opera.

“We wanted to recognize at this time of year that it has already been 20 years since the fall of the Berlin Wall,” said Blaine Waterman, the Library’s film series programmer. “In choosing selections to correspond with this theme, we found a very rich selection of entertaining and provocative films. We could easily have selected 20 films this month.”

The five films chosen to be shown on Thursdays at Noon in the Koret Auditorium of the Main Library are:

  • Dec. 3: One, Two, Three (1961, 115 min.)
  • Dec. 10: The Spy Who Came in From the Cold (1964, 110 min.)
  • Dec. 17: Night Crossing (1981, 117 min.)
  • Dec. 24: Hedwig and the Angry Inch (2001, 91 min.)
  • Dec. 31: Good Bye Lenin (2003, 121 min.)

The film series is supported by Friends of the San Francisco Public Library. All films are shown with captions when possible to assist our deaf and hard of hearing patrons. All programs at the Library are free.

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