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Expression & Suppression in Hitler’s 1941 Berlin
April 29, 2017 at 12:00 pm–3:00 pm
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Reception, Film Screening and Panel Discussion at the Cape Cod Museum of Art, presented by the Friends of the Cape & Islands Theater Coalition. “Alone in Berlin” is a film about the suppression of free expression in 1941 Nazi Germany. This 2016 English language film stars 2-time Oscar winner Emma Thompson and 3-time Golden Globe nominee Brendan Gleeson.
The film will be preceded by an informal reception in the Museum galleries, where attendees will be able to view the Cape Cod Museum of Art’s national juried exhibition, “Freedom of Expression”, and the film will be followed by a panel discussion and Q & A. Panelists as of this posting are Tim Miller, Features Editor and Film Critic for the the Cape Cod Times and Nina Schuessler, Playwright and Producing Artistic Director at Cape Cod Theatre Company.
More about “Alone in Berlin”: Based on real events, the film is the story of a quiet working class couple just trying to survive turbulent times in 1941 Germany, but when their son dies in the war their grief turns to defiance. They channel their loss into disseminating anti-Nazi postcards around Berlin, and this simple act of expression in a society without freedom prompts a powerful response from the authorities.