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Events on Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thursday, January 24, 2019

Thursday, January 24 at 7:00 PM

7:00 PM
Goethe Pop Up Houston - The Lost Honor of Katharina Blum

Directed by Volker Schl├Ândorff & Margarethe von Trotta

When Katharina Blum spends the night with an alleged terrorist, her quiet, ordered life falls into ruins. Suddenly a suspect, Katharina is subject to a vicious smear campaign by the police and a ruthless tabloid journalist, testing the limits of her dignity and her sanity. Volker Schlöndorff and Margarethe von Trotta’s powerful adaptation of Heinrich Böll’s novel is a stinging commentary on state power, individual freedom, and media manipulation––as relevant today as on the day of its release in 1975. - Janus FilmsRead more

Thursday, January 24 at 8:00 PM

8:00 PM
Luciole International Theatre Co - Educating RIta

Laurence Olivier Award-winning comedy Educating Rita takes a poignant, deeply moving, and yet hilarious look at an intrepid twenty-six-year old hairdresser's quest for inner growth, culture, and education. As she enrolls for an open-university course taught by disillusioned Professor Frank, who is battling his own demons, they are both forced to confront their own class assumptions. The play is a complex investigation of class and education. What does it take to pursue a dream? Could such a quest alienate your community and your own history? What do you have to sacrifice? Is it worth it? Through a delightful and inspired fusion of comedy and drama, playwright Willy Russel attempts to answer these questions while celebrating the possibilities of education and transformation.Read more