Movie Show AMERICA ON SCREEN: Everything Everywhere All At Once (original with German subtitles)

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27 November 2022,  6 p.m.


UNION – Studio für Filmkunst
Kerststraße 24, 67655 Kaiserslautern


Atlantic Academy presents: AMERICA ON SCREEN


UNION – Studio für Filmkunst

Die Rheinpfalz

This event is being held with the kind support of the Federal Foreign Office.

Target Group:

Open to everyone interested.



The movie theater series AMERICA ON SCREEN includes seven events from Friday, Aug. 19 through Monday, Dec. 19, 2022, each with free admission and no reservations. Free tickets for Everything Everywhere All At Once can be picked up at the box office of Union – Studio für Filmkunst, Kerststraße 24, 67655 Kaiserslautern up to seven days prior to the event. Ticket availability is limited and subject to the current provisions of the Corona Control Ordinance of the State of Rheinland-Pfalz.


Everything Everywhere All At Once

Absurdist comedy-drama depicting the unraveling reality of a Chinese immigrant in the United States

Everything Everywhere All At Once; USA 2022; directors: Dan Kwan, Daniel Scheinert; actors: Michelle Yeoh, Stephanie Hsu, Ke Huy Quan, James Hong; 139 min; for ages 12+; original with German subtitles

Evelyn Wang runs a run-down laundromat with her husband Waymond somewhere in the USA. The work is getting to her head. She is facing a tax audit that threatens her existence, her marriage is on the brink of breaking up, and her seriously ill father, who has just arrived from China, needs her support. As if Evelyn's life wasn't already overwhelming enough, it goes into overdrive when she learns that her life is only taking place in one of countless universes and that the existence of the multiverse is in grave danger. Evelyn is the only one who can save the multiverse from destruction, so she embarks on a wild journey through different realities.

In his introduction to the film, Dr. Kien Nghi Ha from the University of Tübingen talks about anti-Asian stereotypes in Hollywood films and anti-Asian racism in Western societies. (Language: German)

The movie theater series AMERICA ON SCREEN

once again brings U.S. society, culture, and history to the big screen: we open the series with an outdoor cinema classic, search for the American dream in a small Texas town and meet the pioneers of the trans movement in San Francisco. Then, we fly a special mission with a group of Top Gun trainees, travel from a run-down laundromat into the multiverse, explore the world of social media with a student and his defective robot, and cycle across Germany in the footsteps of an American prisoner of war. In cooperation with the Union – Studio für Filmkunst in Kaiserslautern, the Provinz Programmkino in Enkenbach, the Moselkino in Bernkastel-Kues, and the Broadway Filmtheater in Trier, we will show selected films accompanied by keynote speeches and Q&As, to which we will welcome not only exciting experts but also directors and filmmakers from the USA and Germany.

Special Guest:

Dr. Kien Nghi Ha

holds a doctorate in cultural and political science. He has studied at New York University and Bremen, Heidelberg, and Tübingen on postcolonial criticism, racism, migration, and Asian diasporic studies. As a curator, he has worked, among others, at Berlin's House of World Cultures and the Hebbel am Ufer Theater in Berlin on the Asian diaspora. His monograph, Unrein und vermischt: Postcolonial Border Crossings through the Cultural History of Hybridity and the colonial "racial bastards" (2010/2015), was awarded the Augsburg Science Award for Intercultural Studies in 2011. The 2012 published anthology, Asian-Germans Extended. Vietnamese Diaspora and beyond is due in summer 2021 as an expanded new edition.