Monday, May 12, 2014

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Tuesday, May 12
Afternoon - Film Screening at the Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum - Anacostia
Film: Booker's Place: A Mississippi Story (2012; 92 min)2:00pm - 4:00pm
Free, RSVP Required online here or by phone 202.633.4844While filming a documentary in Mississippi in 1965 about an African American waiter, director Frank De Felitta was witness to a fateful incident that forever changed the lives of the man’s family and himself. See what led to Booker Wright’s notoriety and his untimely death in Mississippi at the height of the civil rights struggle. Discussion and Q&A with Booker Wright’s granddaughter and the film’s co-producer, Yvette Johnson follows the screening. .
Smithsonian Anacostia Community Museum
1901 Fort Place, SE (map)
Metro: Anacostia and take the W2 bus, see metro trip-planner for bus access from metro

Evening - Film and Discussion at the Goethe-Institut - Gallery Pl - Chinatown
50 Years German-Israeli Dialogue: An Apartment in Berlin
Free, RSVP Required
German-Israeli diplomatic relations commenced on May 12, 1965. Marking the 50th anniversary, this event looks at the ways the past affects the lives of young Israelis and Germans today. The screening of An Apartment in Berlin will be followed by a panel discussion with filmmaker Alice Agneskirchner, young German Action Reconciliation Service for Peace volunteers and young Jewish Americans who participated in the Germany Close Up – Jewish Americans Meet Modern Germany program. With introductions by representatives of the Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany and the Embassy of Israel.
About the film: An Apartment in Berlin (Ein Apartment in Berlin) (Germany, 2013, 84 min., Director: Alice Agneskirchner). An estimated 20,000 young Israelis have moved to Germany’s capital. They are mostly attracted by its cosmopolitan and international atmosphere, the low cost of living and the good infrastructure, all of which make life fairly easy. But Berlin was also the place from which the Nazis planned the systematic extermination of the Jews. Three generations after the Holocaust, does this fact matter to young Israelis? How does it affect their lives today? Three of them want to find out what it would do to them to embark on a journey into the past by retracing the life and refurnishing the original apartment of a Jewish family from Berlin once deported by the Nazis.
812 Seventh St, NW
Metro: Gallery Pl - Chinatown or you can take the Circulator bus, Georgetown-K St-Union Station line, to 7th & Mass Ave, short walk

Evening - Author Talk at The Archives - Archives
In 1776, 13 American colonies declared themselves independent states that only temporarily joined forces in order to defeat the British. Once victorious, they planned to go their separate ways. In The Quartet, Pulitzer Prize–winning historian Joseph J. Ellis tells the story of this second American founding and of the men most responsible for creating the U.S. Constitution and the Bill of Rights and the creation of the United States of America. A book signing will follow the program.
National Archives
between 7th & 9th on Constitution Ave, NW
Metro: Archives - Navy Memorial

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