WASHINGTON JEWISH FILM FESTIVAL
Different From The Others
Weimar Republic (Germany)
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 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
Presented in partnership with GLOE–the Kurlander Program for GLBT Outreach & Engagement and the Goethe-Insitut