Neue Galerie New York is delighted to present Filmbar, a newly imagined movie series hosted in Café Fledermaus. Filmbar tickets include access to the museum’s galleries, one complimentary drink and snack, and a movie screening in Café Fledermaus, a relaxed bar atmosphere reminiscent of early 20th century Vienna. During the screening, you are invited to sip on a glass of wine, beer or a non-alcoholic beverage and enjoy a savory treat.
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SUMMER 2022 FILMBAR SERIES
THE ROYAL GAME
Directed by Philipp Stölzl (2021), In German; English subtitles. 110 min.
Related reading: The Royal Game (1941) by Stefan Zweig
Vienna 1938. As Nazi troops march into the city, Josef Bartok hastily tries to escape overseas with his wife, but is arrested by the Gestapo. Refusing to cooperate on confidential information he holds, he is sentenced to solitary confinement. Bartok remains steadfast for weeks and months but eventually becomes increasingly desperate—until a chess book lands in his hands and helps him to overcome the mental suffering before it turns into a dangerous obsession.
FRIDAY, JUNE 10, 5:30 P.M.
FABIAN: GOING TO THE DOGS
FABIAN ODER DER GANG VOR DIE HUNDE
Directed by Dominik Graf (2021), In German; English subtitles. 176 min.
Related reading: Going to the Dogs (1931) by Erich Kästner
Berlin, 1931. Working in the advertising department of a cigarette factory during the day, Jakob Fabian spends the night drifting through bars, brothels, and artist studios with his wealthy friend Labude. One night, Fabian encounters Cornelia, an inspiring actress, and falls in love with her. When her career takes off thanks to her boss who is also her greatest admirer, Fabian grapples with the arrangement as his and the world around him fall apart.
FRIDAY, JUNE 24, 5:30 P.M.
CONFESSIONS OF FELIX KRULL
BEKENNTNISSE DES HOCHSTAPLERS FELIX KRULL
Directed by Detlev Buck (2021), In German; English subtitles. 117 min.
Related reading: Confessions of Felix Krull (1922/1954) by Thomas Mann
Since he was little, Felix Krull, a handsome young man of plain origins, has made use of his talent to transform and adapt in order to get ahead. Starting a position as an elevator boy at a Grand Hotel in Paris, he quickly jumps at any chance to further his career, advancing through the ranks and catching the eye of the hotel guests. When he becomes entangled in the love affair between the Marquis de Venosta and Zaza, he sees his greatest opportunity…
FRIDAY, JULY 15, 5:30 P.M.
Directed by Burhan Qurbani (2020), In German; English subtitles. 183 min.
Related reading: Berlin Alexanderplatz (1929) by Alfred Döblin
Alfred Döblin’s Berlin Alexanderplatz is considered one of the most important works of the Weimar Republic and was named among the top 100 books of all time by 100 writers in 2002. In his rough and neon-sign colored take on Döblin’s classic, director Burhan Qurbani reimagines the main character Franz Biberkopf as an undocumented immigrant from Guinea Bissau who struggles to make a new life for himself in Berlin. After surviving a dangerous journey from Africa, Francis strives to be a good man, but soon realizes how difficult it is to be righteous while undocumented in Germany. He enters a raw downward spiral into the dark underworld of Berlin.
FRIDAY, JULY 29, 5:00 P.M.