‘Mann at the Movies’ is a series of film adaptations of novels by Thomas Mann and his son Klaus Mann, held on the occassion of the exhibition ‘Thomas Mann: Democracy Will Win!,’ on view at Northestern’s University Library through March 15, 2023. More about the exhibition: https://german.northwestern.edu/
‘Lotte in Weimar’ (1975) is an East German film directed by Egon Günther and produced by DEFA. It is based on the 1939 novel, ‘Lotte in Weimar: The Beloved Returns’ by German novelist Thomas Mann. Charlotte Kestner, the love of Goethe’s youth, became famous because she was the real-life Lotte represented in his renowned ‘The Sorrows of Young Werther.’ At age 44 she travels to Weimar to see Goethe again, and high society’s posturing and Goethe’s personal history lead her to an unexpected conclusion.
This event is free and open to the public, but please register via Eventbrite: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/mann-at-the-movies-lotte-in-weimar-tickets-528660416537
‘Death in Venice’ | Feb. 07, 6PM | Northwestern University ‘Mephisto’ | Mar. 01, 7PM | Northwestern University
This film series is supported by the German Department at Northwestern University; the Goethe-Institut Chicago; DEFA Film Library at UMass Amherst; Northwestern University’s Departments of English, French and Italian; Slavic Languages and Literatures; and the Program of Gender and Sexuality Studies at Northwestern University.