Movie Show AMERICA ON SCREEN: Top Gun: Maverick (original with German subtitles)

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Sunday, 2 Oktober 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 Top Gun: Maverick 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.


Top Gun: Maverick 

The actioned-packed sequel to the cult classic about a US Navy fighter pilot.

Top Gun: Maverick; USA 2022; director: Joseph Kosinksi; actors: Tom Cruise, Jennifer Connelly, Miles Teller; 130 min; for ages 12+; original with German subtitles

After more than thirty years of service as one of the Navy's best pilots, Pete "Maverick" Mitchell is still pushing the envelope while dodging the promotion that would take him out of the air and force him onto the ground. When he is tasked with preparing a group of Top Gun trainees for a daring and life-threatening special mission, Maverick meets Lt. Bradley "Rooster" Bradshaw, the son of Maverick's late friend and weapons systems officer Lt. Nick "Goose" Bradshaw. Facing an uncertain future and haunted by the ghosts of his past, Maverick must confront his own deepest fears on a mission that demands the ultimate sacrifice from those chosen to fly it.

This evening, an introduction to the portrayal of the U.S. military in film as well as its significance in the region will be given by Allison Haskins, Chancellor's Fellow of the Alexander von Humboldt Foundation at the Atlantische Akademie Rheinland-Pfalz e.V. (Language: German/English)

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:

Allison Haskins

is currently with the Atlantische Akademie as an Alexander von Humboldt Foundation German Chancellor Fellow. Under the patronage of the program and the mentorship of the Academie, she is researching German-American civil-military relations. She plans to use recent developments in US security policy and the expertise of the Atlantic Academy to conduct research and spark conversation with key constituents in the Rheinland-Pfalz region. Allison received her Bachelors in International Studies from the University of Alabama, and her Masters in European-American studies from Universität Regensburg. She has held internships at the Atlantische Akademie and the European Parliament, and previously worked as International Education Program Coordinator for University of North Carolina Chapel Hill's Center for European Studies.