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September 22, 2023 - October 1, 2023

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Fri, Sept 22 at 7pm Sat, Sept 23 at 4pm and 7pm Sun, Sept 24 at 4pm and 7pm

Fri, Sept 29 at 7pm Sat, Sept 30 at 4pm and 7pm Sun, Oct 1 at 4pm and 7pm

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A sad-sack writer with a severe case of writer’s block travels to a quiet summer home by the Baltic Sea, hoping to make some progress on his stalled novel (working title: “Club Sandwich”). Upon arrival, he discovers that the cottage has been double-booked. The unexpected house guests, including the enchanting Nadja, prove to be a distraction. As professional deadlines loom, emotional and romantic entanglements ensue. Meanwhile, distant fires on the horizon begin to threaten the home. Directed by Christian Petzold (TransitUndine), Afire won the Silver Bear Grand Jury Prize at this year’s Berlin International Film Festival. 

Germany    103 minutes    presented with the support of the IU Department of Germanic Studies

The uncompromising work of a master. – The Playlist

Afire unfurls with all the page-turning seduction of a gripping novella. – The Film Stage

Seriousness does eventually descend on Afire like the check at the end of a meal, but until then the film, the latest feature from German filmmaker Christian Petzold, is a BEGUILINGLY FUNNY affair about getting in your own way. – Vulture

One of the most reliably interesting and surprising filmmakers working today, Christian Petzold makes sharp, visually intelligent, psychologically sophisticated movies. Spiky and at times mordantly funny, AFIRE IS A TONIC FOR MOVIEGOERS tired of nice, squishable, likable, relatable dull and dull characters. CRITIC’S PICK! — New York Times



September 22, 2023
October 1, 2023
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