50plus – the movie afternoon for everyone over 50!
Every other Wednesday, we present a specially selected film highlight in its German language version. Meet and chat and enjoy the film together in a relaxed atmosphere – the reduced admission of 6.90 € includes a glass of prosecco or a cup of coffee/tea.
This popular movie afternoon takes place under the patronage of the senior citizen committee of the City of Munich and in cooperation with the AWO.
Based on extraordinary true events, this moving film is set in 1947, when Seretse Khama (Oyelowo; "Selma"), the King of Botswana, met Ruth Williams (Pike; "Gone Girl"), a London office worker. They were a perfect match, yet their relationship was challenged not only by their families but by the British and South African governments. The latter had recently introduced the policy of apartheid and found the notion of a biracial couple ruling a neighboring country intolerable. Despite the terrible pressures they faced, Seretse and Ruth never wavered - they fought for their love every step of the way, and in so doing changed their nation and inspired the world. Well-acted, solidly crafted, and all-around worthy, this solid and ultimately satisfying drama presents an absorbing look at a singular true-life love story.
Daringly intimate and unusually insightful, this is a searing and intimate portrait of one of the most important and tragic moments in American history, the assassination of President John F. Kennedy, seen through the eyes of the iconic First Lady, then Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy (Portman; "Black Swan", "Star Wars: Episode I-III"). The piercingy intelligent drama places us in Jackie's world during the days immediately following her husband's assassination. Known for her extraordinary dignity and poise, here we see a psychological portrait of the First Lady as she struggles to maintain her husband's legacy and the world of 'Camelot' that they created and loved so well. A rich and rewarding cinematic experience anchored by a riveting performance from Portman.
Nominated for six Academy Awards, this carefully crafted and artfully conceived big-screen adaptation of a truly astonishing story tells an amazing tale that touches on the age-old theme of finding one's place in the world. After 5-year-old Saroo gets lost on a train which takes him thousands of miles across India, away from home and family, he must learn to survive alone in the streets before ultimately being adopted by an Australian couple. Twenty-five years later, armed with only a handful of memories and his unwavering determination, Saroo sets out to find his lost family and finally return to his Indian home. A beautifully told, undeniably uplifting story of courage and determination that is at once a moving tear-jerker and a satisfying crowd-pleaser.