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People on Sunday (PG) + live music by Haiku Salut & Meg Morley

Silent Film and Live Music

A still of two young women on the beach People on a Sunday

Before winter closes over us, spend a last, sunny Sunday on a lake outside Berlin.

One Saturday, man-about-town Wolfgang and record shop salesgirl Brigitte meet-cute outside a Berlin train station. After a drink at a nearby café, the two make plans to meet the following day. Each brings along a friend and – swimming costumes and portable gramophone at the ready – so begins a flirty lakeside double-date.

Only lightly scripted, and featuring a cast of non-professionals, the film captures the day’s antics – pedalos, picnics and stolen kisses – with a wonderful naturalness. In 1929 “the weekend” was still a new-fangled concept; People on Sunday offers a fascinating, near-documentary glimpse into how young Berliners nearly 100 years ago spent their time away from the daily grind.

With a new live score by instrumental band Haiku Salut and pianist extraordinaire Meg Morley.

Germany 1930 Dirs Robert Siodmak, Edgar G. Ulmer 73 min digital presentation 
With thanks to Flatpack Festival 


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