Neue Galerie New York is delighted to present Filmbar, a movie series set in a relaxed bar atmosphere reminiscent of early 20th century Vienna. Tickets include one complimentary drink and snack, and a movie screening.
The Spring 2023 Filmbar Series, “Dancing on the Edge of a Volcano,” features a selection of films that form a multifaceted portrait of the Weimar Republic era. This was a time characterized by stark contrasts: hectic innovation while clinging to old traditions, suffering from the economic pressure of the Great Depression while getting lost in excess, living the ultimate freedom while facing the increasing danger of looming totalitarianism.
“Viktor und Viktoria”
“Victor and Victoria”
Directed by Reinhold Schünzel. 1933
In German; English subtitles. 84 min.
Aspiring singer Susanne takes over one night for her sick colleague, the slap-stick actor Viktor, at a small cabaret in Berlin where he works as a female impersonator. By chance, Susanne is then “discovered” by an agent, who thinks she′s really a man. She becomes famous and goes on tour to London. But when the local womanizer Robert catches on to her game, Viktor quickly has to jump in for Susanne as “Viktoria.”
Date and Time: Friday, April 28, 2023 at 6:00 PM
Neue Galerie New York
1048 Fifth Avenue
New York, NY 10028