Houston Cinema Arts Society presents Berlin Alexanderplatz

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Berlin Alexanderplatz
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Houston Cinema Arts Society, Films at the Museum of Fine Arts Houston, and Goethe Pop Up Houston will present a special week-long virtual screening of the newest adaptation of Berlin Alexanderplatz, with a free virtual discussion with the film's director, Burhan Qurbani, on April 24 at 1 pm.

An African immigrant struggles to make a new life for himself in the big city in this audacious, neon-lit reinterpretation of Alfred Döblin’s 1929 novel. After surviving his perilous journey, Francis vows to be a good man, but he soon realizes how difficult it is to be righteous while undocumented in Germany - without papers, without a nationality, and without a work permit. When he receives an enticing offer for easy money from the psychopathic gangster Reinhold, Francis initially resists temptation, but eventually he is sucked into Berlin’s underworld and his life spirals out of control.

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