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Weicholz Global Film Series: In The Fade (Aus dem Nichts)

A Year of Women in Film
Event Info
Date: Tuesday, July 10, 2018
Location: Schaefer Center for the Performing Arts
Time: 7:00pm
General Admission: $10

Pre-film talk with Dr. John Pfeifer begins at 7pm, with the film beginning at approximately 7:30pm.

In German, Greek and English with English subtitles

Out of nowhere, Katja’s life falls apart when her Turkish husband Nuri and German-born son Rocco are killed in a bomb attack. Her friends and family try to give her the support she needs, and Katja somehow manages to make it through the funeral. But the mind-numbing search for the perpetrators and geopolitical reasons behind the senseless killing complicate Katja’s painful mourning, opening wounds and doubts. The eventual trial against a young, neo-Nazi couple pushes Katja to the edge, but there’s simply no alternative for her; she wants justice.

“Diane Kruger, who won the best actress award at Cannes in May, leaves a vivid, haunting impression.” – The New York Times

In the Fade is a powerful film, one of the nine shortlisted for the foreign-language Oscar, and it is elevated, as it would need to be, by Diane Kruger's superb performance in the central role.” – Los Angeles Times

Starring: Diane Kruger (Katja)
Awards: Golden Globe for Best Foreign Language Film, Best Actress Award at Cannes (Kruger)
Germany; R; Directed by Fatih Akin (2017); 105 Minutes

Pre-Film Meal Offerings

Proper, The Local and Lost Province Brewing Company are offering a pared down menu on Tuesdays starting at 5pm/5:30pm with a guarantee that festival patrons can be served promptly and able to depart from the restaurant by 6:30pm.

Restaurant Participants


With special thanks to our generous sponsors for this series, Helene and Stephen Weicholz and our host, Dr. John Pfeifer.