Hallo allerseits!  It’s that time again… the German Film Festival begins in just over a week! 

The theme for this year’s festival is PSYCHOLOGY.  We will be showing one film per week starting 27 February 2013.  All films are in Burruss Hall 031 at 6:30pm (until about 9pm).  All films are in German with English subtitles.  

*SCREENINGS WILL BE CONSIDERED PASSPORT EVENTS* a pretty painless way to knock out those GHLTH requirements.  

Mark your calendars now, here’s the lineup: 

Wednesday, February 27 : Das Experiment  

  • A mind-shattering psychological thriller based on the infamous “Stanford Prison Experiment” of 1971. Selected to participate in a 2 week research project, a group of men agree to play inmates & guards in a real-life simulation within a state prison. As the volunteers slip deeper into their roles, power corrupts, fears escalate & the experiment spins horribly out of control.
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Thursday, March 14: Jenseits der Stille

  • An inspirational and highly entertaining drama of a young woman’s battle for independence and her deaf parents’ struggle to understand her gift for music.Given a clarinet by her free-spirited aunt, Lara is consumed by a new natural passion her parents cannot fully comprehend. Determined to follow her dreams creates an ever-widening rift that eventually threatens to tear apart her once close-knit family.


Tuesday, March 19: Die Welle

  • Based on a true story; a high school teacher in present-day Germany experiments with the seeds of fascism. In an attempt to stir up his students, he devises an experiment explaining totalitarianism. Harmless notions about discipline & community builds into a real movement: The Wave. Within days, it has taken on a life of its own & spiraled out of control. Sensing danger, the teacher decides to stop the experiment. But it may be too late.
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Wednesday, March 27: Vitus

  • The story of a highly-gifted boy whose parents have demanding and ambitious plans for him. At 6, Vitus has an exceptionally high IQ & can play the piano like a young Mozart; His parents are demanding & expectations are high. His parents love him, his grandfather understands him, but no one knows the truth; his real genius is in his heart.
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Please contact Beate Warden or the German Club if you have any questions. 

Bis dann! 


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Stammtisch (German Conversation Hour) will be every Monday from 3:30 -5pm in Market One.  Students of all levels are welcome to join.  Contact Morgan Robinson for more information robin2me@jmu.edu.

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First Meeting of the Semester!

Welcome back everyone!  

We will have our first meeting of the semester on Thursday 24 January 2013 at 7:00pm.  Location TBD.  

Anyone is welcome to join- whether you speak German or not.  

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Spring Awakening at JMU

The Department of Theatre and Dance will be performing Spring Awakening in February! 



Book and Lyrics by Steven Sater
Music by Duncan Sheik
Based on the play by Frank Wedekind
Directed by Dr. Terry Brino-Dean
Musical Direction by Kate Arecchi
February 19th-23rd   8 p.m.
February 23rd-24th  3 p.m.
Mainstage Theatre
Tickets: $18 Adults/$16 Fac, Staff, Snr/$13 Students

Winner of 8 Tony Awards including Best Musical.
Adapted from Frank Wedekind’s 1891 expressionist play about the trials, tears and exhilaration of the teenage years, Spring Awakening celebrates the unforgettable journey from youth to adulthood with a power, poignancy, and passion that you will never forget.

Presented by special arrangement with Music Theatre International (MTI).


  Mature language, sexual content, violence, partial nudity. Parental/audience discretion advised.



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First Meeting!

The first meeting of the Fall Semester will be next Wednesday, October 24 at 7:30pm in Miller 2160.

We will be discussing future plans and playing German games (Apples to Apples in German!) Anyone is welcome, regardless of your level of German!

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