Free Screening

Café Nagler

Wednesday, March 29, 7:30 PM
Flavin Auditorium, Isenberg 137, UMass, Amherst

During the 1920s, Café Nagler was one of the hottest cafés in all of Berlin. Celebrities the likes of Albert Einstein, Franz Kafka, and Bertolt Brecht frequented Café Nagler for afternoon tea and intelligent conversation – or did they?

Israeli director Mor Kaplansky channels the cinematic roots of her acclaimed documentarian grandmother, Naomi Kaplansky, to create a film that tackles the unanswered questions of a nearly century-old family legend while illuminating the many ways that memory, myth, and storytelling make us who we are.

Introduction by Catherine Portuges, Professor of Comparative Literature and Director of the Interdepartmental Program in Film Studies at UMass Amherst.

Documentary | 2016 | 59 minutes
GERMANY, Israel | English, Hebrew and German with subtitles
Directed by Mor Kaplansky