WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL

Different From The Others

50 min
Narrative Weimar Republic (Germany) 1919
Silent Film with English Subtitles

Thursday, May 166:15 PM Bethesda Row Cinema

Paul Körner, a successful violinist in Berlin, falls in love with fellow musician Kurt. When the relationship between the two men is discovered by a blackmailer, the ensuing scandal threatens their relationship, their reputations, their careers, and their lives. Considered to be the first pro-LGBTQ+ film in the world, Different from the Others—co-written by early queer rights advocate Magnus Hirschfeld—challenged Germany’s long-standing paragraph 175, which outlawed homosexual acts until 1994.

Screening followed by a conversation with Dr. Katrin Sieg, of the BMW Center for German and European studies and the German Department at Georgetown University.

 

Screening as part of Kino-Q, a film and discussion series accompanying the exhibition and programs encompassed by “Queer as German Folk”– reflecting on 50 years since the Stonewall uprising, in both Germany and the United States.

Presented with the Goethe-Insitut Washington.

Co-presented by Jewish Historical Society of Greater Washington

Guests

Screening followed by a conversation with Dr. Katrin Sieg, of the BMW Center for German and European studies and the German Department at Georgetown University.

Dr. Katrin Sieg is Professor of German jointly affiliated with the BMW Center for German and European studies and the German Department at Georgetown University. She holds a Ph.D. in Drama from the University of Washington, Seattle. Her research focses on German and European culture, postcolonial and critical race studies, and feminist studies. The author of three scholarly monographs on German and European theater, performance, and cinema, she has received several awards and grants, among them a Humboldt Fellowship, and two awards for her second book: Ethnic Drag: Performing Race, Nation, Sexuality in West Germany (2002). Professor Sieg teaches the MAGES course on Theorizing Culture at Georgetown, and courses on GDR Cinema, colonial/postcolonial German culture, and popular culture and media studies. For several years, she served as Field Chair of the Culture and Politics Program.

Series

Press

Genres and Topics

Genre

Romance

Topic

LGBTQ

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Pricing Tier

Tier A
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This event finished on May 17, 2019.

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