Today at The Clinton: Saturday, May 25

2:00pm Private Event

Portland German Film Festival presents Bornholmer Straße


In our Monthly Film Series, we will show a variety of GERMAN or GERMAN language films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. On the 2nd Wednesday of each month, audiences will now have a chance to see these films on a regular basis at the CLINTON STREET THEATER. (Children movies will be playing on Sunday afternoons – please check our website.) All films are with English subtitles.

Portland German Film Festival presents Bornholmer Straße


Bornholmer Straße still

BORNHOLMER STRASSE is a magnificently ironic and astonishingly moving comedy about hope meeting despair and heroes who have no desire to be such.

Cast: Charly Hübner, Milan Peschel, Rainer Bock, Max Hopp, Ludwig Trepte, Ulrich Matthes, Frederick Lau

Bornholmer Strasse Poster
Bornholmer Straße
Christian Schwochow
88 minutes

9 November, 1989: At the Bornholmer Straße border checkpoint in Berlin, GDR soldiers and customs officers are shocked by an announcement made by Günter Schabowski, member of the Central Committee of the Politburo of the SED, as he reveals in a press conference, broadcast live on television, that all East German citizens will be allowed to cross into the West. Many people are caught up in the euphoria – and not realising that they still require a passport and visa, head straight to their nearest checkpoint. Lieutenant Colonel Schäfer and his men still haven’t realised what will be in store for them later that evening. It ends with the border being opened – the beginning of the end for the GDR.

Special Admission

General Admission:                          $ 10.00
Student/Senior (62+):                       $  8.00  (present I.D. at door)
Children (under 12) :                        $  6.00