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MMoCA | Spotlight Cinema: “Fabian: Going to the Dogs”

November 17, 2021 @ 7:00 pm - 8:30 pm

“Fabian: Going to the Dogs” (2021, Germany, 176 min | Dominik Graf) will be shown in the MMoCA Lecture Hall on November 17, 2021, at 7:00 pm.
Spotlight Cinema is $7 per screening, or free for MMoCA members and anyone age 18 and younger. Ticket sales begin at 6:30 pm in the museum lobby the night of. Event capacities at MMoCA have been limited to allow ample room for social distancing between guests.
Learn more about Spotlight Cinema: https://www.mmoca.org/spotlight-cinema
In 1931 Berlin, three young people navigate the hedonism and darkening clouds of the waning days of the Weimar Republic. Aspiring writer Jakob Fabian falls for aspiring actress Cornelia, while his best friend Labude falls off the deep end—and all three must reckon with the political and moral compromises of the era. Although based on the acclaimed novel by German satirist Erich Kästner, “Fabian – Going to the Dogs” is no staid literary adaptation. Veteran director Dominik Graf attacks the material with an exhilarating freeform kineticism, restlessly collaging filmmaking techniques as the narrative hurtles forward, creating the feeling that the characters themselves are caught in the rush of history, hanging on for dear life.
Masks are required indoors and when interacting with Museum staff. Masks are highly encouraged outdoors, especially when social distancing cannot be easily maintained.
A program of MMoCA’s education department, Spotlight Cinema is curated by Mike King and generously funded by an anonymous donor, maihaus, and Venture Investors, LLC.
Film still from “Fabian: Going to the Dogs” (2021) directed by Dominik Graf. Image courtesy of Les Films du Losange.


November 17, 2021
7:00 pm - 8:30 pm
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