Fried Green Tomatoes
Opening film of the cinema series in an atmospheric open-air format
Fried Green Tomatoes; USA 1991; director: Jon Avnet; actors: Mary Stuart Masterson, Mary-Louise Parker, Kathy Bates, Jessica Tandy; 134 min.; for ages 6+; original with German subtitles
In the sweltering Alabama of the late 1980s, frustrated housewife Evelyn meets senior citizen Ninny during a visit to a nursing home, who tells her about an incredible friendship between two women in the 1930s: Idgie and Ruth meet under tragic circumstances when Idgie's brother Buddy, who was in love with Ruth, is killed in an accident. It is not until years later that the two women become closer. When Ruth is beaten up by her violent husband, Idgie takes her pregnant friend in to live with her, and together they open the Whistle Stop Café, which becomes a haven for a wide variety of people. While Ninny's stories bring the past to life, Evelyn draws new self-confidence from the conversations. Together with the PROVINZ Programmkino, we open the film series AMERICA ON SCREEN and present the film classic under the open sky at Krämers Hof in Alsenborn.
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.