Out At The Movies: "Great Freedom" at Jacob Burns Film Center (In-Person)
Groups meet at cinema at 7:10pm, movie begins 7:25pm
2021. 116 m. Sebastian Meise. MUBI. Germany/Austria. German with subtitles. Rated NR.
In post-war Germany, liberation by the Allies does not mean freedom for everyone. Hans has been found guilty of homosexuality, deemed grounds for imprisonment under Paragraph 175. Over the course of decades, he is spied on and repeatedly jailed as a result. As Hans returns to prison again and again, he develops an unlikely bond with his cellmate Viktor, a convicted murderer. What begins as revulsion blossoms over time into something far more tender. Winner of the Un Certain Regard Jury Prize at Cannes, and starring an exceptional Franz Rogowski (Transit), Sebastian Meise’s Great Freedom is a searing depiction of love in the face of injustice.
Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)