Generation War Chicago Premiere with Panel Discussion

Valor, courage, and betrayal come to the fore in this powerful German epic that shows the everyday realities of wartime life from a deeply personal perspective. Between the screenings of Part 1 and Part 2, we will have a panel discussion with some special guests.

The panel discussion will include:
Sara Hall, Associate Professor of Germanic Studies at UIC
Neal Pease, Professor of History, and current department chair, at the University of Wisconsin-Milwaukee
Patricia Brett Erens, Adjunct Professor at the School of the Art Institute

The panel will be moderated by Ron Falzone, an award-winning screenwriter and tenured member of the full-time faculty of Cinema Art + Science.

The discussion will last about 45 minutes, and then we will screen Part 2 of Generation War.

Part 1: 12pm
Panel Discussion: 2:30pm
Part 2: 3:30pm

For more information about this event and Chicago’s Goethe Institut, go HERE

Pricing

Tickets are $9.25

Generation War Part 1

directed by Philipp Kadelbach starring Volker Bruch, Tom Schilling, Katharina Schüttler in German with English subtitles

Billed as a German Band of Brothers, the blockbuster miniseries Generation War vividly depicts the lives of five young German friends forced to navigate the unconscionable moral compromises of life under Hitler.

Level-headed, highly decorated officer Wilhelm (Volker Bruch) goes off to the eastern front with his sensitive younger brother Friedhelm (Tom Schilling). Deeply in love with Wilhelm is Charlotte (Miriam Stein), a young nurse who looks forward to serving in the Red Cross. Greta (Katherina Schüttler) is a talented singer who longs to become another Marlene Dietrich, while her Jewish boyfriend Viktor (Ludwig Trepte) fights for his life while hiding among members of the Polish Resistance.

Through extraordinary performances, these five exceptional young German actors fill their archetypal characters with the certainty of youth, and then allow it to drain away slowly with each successive month of war. Valor, courage, and betrayal come to the fore in this powerful German epic that shows the everyday realities of wartime life from a deeply personal perspective.

Generation War will be shown in two parts. There is a single admission charge for both parts. Parts 1 and 2 can be viewed consecutively or patrons can return for a screening of part 2 later in the run. The full schedule will be updated on the Music Box Theatre website on the Wednesday before the film opens.

Special Panel Discussion on Saturday, Jan 25th. More info HERE.

A German BAND OF BROTHERS.The Hollywood Reporter

Generation War Part 2

starring Volker Bruch, Tom Schilling, Katharina Schüttler in German

Billed as a German Band of Brothers, the blockbuster miniseries Generation War vividly depicts the lives of five young German friends forced to navigate the unconscionable moral compromises of life under Hitler.

Level-headed, highly decorated officer Wilhelm (Volker Bruch) goes off to the eastern front with his sensitive younger brother Friedhelm (Tom Schilling). Deeply in love with Wilhelm is Charlotte (Miriam Stein), a young nurse who looks forward to serving in the Red Cross. Greta (Katherina Schüttler) is a talented singer who longs to become another Marlene Dietrich, while her Jewish boyfriend Viktor (Ludwig Trepte) fights for his life while hiding among members of the Polish Resistance.

Through extraordinary performances, these five exceptional young German actors fill their archetypal characters with the certainty of youth, and then allow it to drain away slowly with each successive month of war. Valor, courage, and betrayal come to the fore in this powerful German epic that shows the everyday realities of wartime life from a deeply personal perspective.

Generation War will be shown in two parts. There is a single admission charge for both parts. Parts 1 and 2 can be viewed consecutively or patrons can return for a screening of part 2 later in the run. The full schedule will be updated on the Music Box Theatre website on the Wednesday before the film opens.

Special Panel Discussion on Saturday, Jan 25th. More info HERE.

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