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German Film Field Trip

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Thursday, April 25, 2024
10:00 AM - 11:30 AM

Fritzi – A Revolutionary Tale (2019)

OPEN TO THE PUBLIC! Registration closes April 11.

It is 1989 and 12-year-old Fritzi lives in East Germany. When Fritzi’s best friend Sophie goes on holiday Fritzi happily agrees to take care of Sophie’s dog, Sputnik. But then Sophie doesn’t come back: she and her mum have fled across the border seeking refuge in Hungary. Fritzi becomes determined to reunite Sophie and Sputnik so starts planning to cross the border herself. Through encounters with hostile townsfolk, sympathetic friends, members of the local resistance movement and Stasi officers Fritzi discovers that life in a communist state is far more hostile and restrictive than she had ever realised. But change is in the air, and Fritzi is about to become part of something extraordinary.

Tickets: $6 a person
Advanced registration is required
Movie begins at 10AM; doors open at 9:30AM
In German with English subtitles | 82 minutes

Rated as suitable for ages 8 and up by FSK, the German film rating system.

NOTE: To pay by credit card, you can use the registration form below. To pay by check, please call the GAI office at 651-222-7027, ext. 104 to register.


“FRITZI depicts an important chapter of German history in a highly emotional way, that’s funny, exciting and also dramatic.”  —Kölner Stadtanzeiger

“Fritzi – A Revolutionary Tale” is a fairytale-like and loving look back at German history and thus especially suited as an introduction to the subject matter for younger viewers (…). Despite the serious topic it tackles, the movie still manages to be cheerful due to its uplifting narrative style. Just as playful as the story are the lovingly drawn old-fashioned illustrations by Ralf Kukula and Matthias Bruhn, which take the viewer back to these past times with a nostalgic charm.”  —Filmecho

Looking to make a day of it? Visit the Black Forest Inn after the film for a German lunch. Contact the Black Forest Inn at info@blackforestinnmpls.com  or 612-872-0812 for information about lunch options. Reservations required.

Questions? Call the GAI office at 651-222-7027 or contact programming@gaimn.org.


Thursday, April 25, 2024
10:00 AM
- 11:30 AM


Riverview Theater
3800 42nd Ave S
Minneapolis, MN 55406 United States