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Die Feuerzangenbowle – Film Screening on Feb. 10

Die Feuerzangenbowle – Classic Film with Heinz Rühmann
Friday, Feb. 10, 2023, 7pm – 9pm

Join us for our third showing of this cult classic film directed by Helmut Weiss, based on the book with the same name, which is traditionally watched during the winter months in Germany.

Particularly loved by students, university showings of Die Feuerzangenbowle (The Punch Bowl) will gather huge crowds; in 2006, in Göttingen, over 10,000 students participated in a screening. Armed with props such as alarm clocks and flashlights, the interactive nature of the screening makes it such a popular event. The winter of 2022/2023 has brought a revival of this beloved tradition, and we at the GAHM are happy to follow suit. Mark your calendars and save the date for Friday, Feb. 10 at 7 pm to enjoy this lighthearted comedy and a glass (or two) of punch.

The story follows a renowned writer, Dr. Johannes Pfeiffer, who was homeschooled as a young boy. While reminiscing about his youth, he begins to feel that due to his homeschooling, he missed out on classic adolescent experiences. To remedy this, he decides to go undercover as a student at a small-town high school; the hijinks and mischief that follow will cause all those watching to reflect back fondly on their own schooldays and the carefree attitude accompanied by youth. Bring your alarm clock and flashlight and join in the fun!

This film will be shown in German with English subtitles.

Feuerzangenbowle and refreshments will be provided!

Cost: $20 for non-members; $17 for members and students

To register, please click here. Tickets are limited and past events have always sold out quickly.

PLEASE NOTE: You must be 21 or older to attend this event. IDs will be checked at the door.


German-American Heritage Museum
719 6th Street NW
Washington, DC 20001

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