Stick with Waititi, he’s worth following anywhere.

“You’ll laugh, you’ll cry — sometimes at the same time. But love or hate Jojo Rabbit, it’s damn near impossible to shake. … Our suggestion: Stick with Waititi. Give or take a few structural stumbles, he’s worth following anywhere.” says Peter Travers in his film review on rollingstone.com.

ELFS movie night is approaching again:

*** JOJO RABBIT *** THU 17th SEPTEMBER *** 8 PM *** ALTE GERBEREI ***

Please reserve your tickets in advance again, this helps us a lot when setting up the seating plan for the evening.

Online Reservation Link

The obligatory wearing of masks and social distancing is STILL IN FORCE – so don’t forget your masks – Thank you!

See you on Thursday!

(c) Disney

Great Tomatometer Score for JoJo

Opinions differ concerning our ELFs September film JOJO RABBIT; checking the Tomatometer as usual, the consensus of audience and critics is obvious: 80 % of all critics and 94 % of the audience say this film is definitely WORTH WATCHING.

Check the details here.

“Jojo Rabbit‘s blend of irreverent humor and serious ideas definitely won’t be to everyone’s taste — but either way, this anti-hate satire is audacious to a fault.
….
Writer director Taika Waititi … brings his signature style of humor and pathos to his latest film, JOJO RABBIT, a World War II satire that follows a lonely German boy (Roman Griffin Davis as Jojo) whose world view is turned upside down when he discovers his single mother (Scarlett Johansson) is hiding a young Jewish girl (Thomasin McKenzie) in their attic. Aided only by his idiotic imaginary friend, Adolf Hitler (Taika Waititi), Jojo must confront his blind nationalism.”

*** JOJO RABBIT *** THU 17th SEPTEMBER *** 8 PM *** ALTE GERBEREI ***

Don’t forget your masks and please reserve your tickets online here.

Movie Night Infos

Dear Film Fans,

you know that on Thursday, we will show our August ELFs movie

SORRY WE MISSED YOU

on the big screen at Alte Gerberei.

Come a little early, enjoy a glass of wine and live music by Platform 2 hi res dark green thin before the film – they will start at 7.15 pm. The bar is open before the film as usual.

Due to COVID-19 regulations we STILL need you to please help us and RESERVE ONLINE.

The obligatory wearing of masks and social distancing is STILL IN FORCE – so don’t forget your masks – Thank you!

Please feel free to contact us should you need further information.

Thank you and we look forward to seeing you and your friends on Thursday!

** SORRY WE MISSED YOU ** THU 20th AUGUST ** 8 PM ** ALTE GERBEREI **

Ken Loach’s 55th credit as a director since 1964

“This is Ken Loach’s 55th credit as a director since 1964. Now 83 years old, he still is capable of making the kind of gut-wrenching, pro-working class film that has distinguished his career.     …

I recommend … to see this extraordinary film by our greatest living radical filmmaker.”

The first and the last sentence of Louis Proyect’s review on SORRY WE MISSED YOU, clearly answering the question of whether or not to watch it.

It’s only another week to go, we look forward to seeing you!

Don’t forget, Platform 2 will play again live before the film;
so make sure you come early, have a drink or two, listen to the music – hopefully in the sun in the garden behind Alte Gerberei.

** SORRY WE MISSED YOU ** THU 20th AUGUST ** 8 PM **

Due to COVID-19 regulations we STILL need you to please help us and reserve your tickets here. Thank you!

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01 Ricky (Kris Hitchen) versteht sich gut mit seiner Tochter Liza Jane (Katie Proctor). © SIXTEEN FILMS

 

Ken Loach’s superb swipe at zero-hours Britain

Not sure if you remember I, Daniel Blake, it was the ELFs film in September 2017 … its director Ken Loach has got another social drama for us now.

SORRY WE MISSED YOU is our August film, Loach presented it at the Cannes Film Festival last year …  “another tactlessly passionate bulletin from the heart of modern Britain, the land of zero-hours vassalage and service-economy serfdom”.

“… It’s fierce, open and angry, unironised and unadorned, about a vital contemporary issue whose implications you somehow don’t hear on the news.”

“Like their previous movie, I, Daniel Blake, it depicts the human cost of an economic development that we are encouraged to accept as a fact of life.  … I was hit in the solar plexus by this movie, wiped out by the simple honesty and integrity of the performances. …”

All quotes taken from Peter Bradshaw’s review in The Guardian – it’s worth reading the full article here.

** SORRY WE MISSED YOU ** THU 20th August ** 8 pm ** Alte Gerberei **

Block the date in your calendars – Platform 2 will be there as well and play live before the film.

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