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.