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Friday July 29
5:00 PM  –  8:00 PM

Berlin ALexanderplatz

Directed by Burhan Qurbani (2020), In German; English subtitles. 183 min.

Alfred Döblin’s Berlin Alexanderplatz is considered one of the most important works of the Weimar Republic and was named among the top 100 books of all time by 100 writers in 2002. In his rough and neon-sign colored take on Döblin’s classic, director Burhan Qurbani reimagines the main character Franz Biberkopf as an undocumented immigrant from Guinea Bissau who struggles to make a new life for himself in Berlin. After surviving a dangerous journey from Africa, Francis strives to be a good man, but soon realizes how difficult it is to be righteous while undocumented in Germany. He enters a raw downward spiral into the dark underworld of Berlin.



Neue Galerie New York is delighted to present Filmbar, a newly imagined movie series hosted in Café Fledermaus. Filmbar tickets include access to the museum’s galleries, one complimentary drink and snack, and a movie screening in Café Fledermaus, a relaxed bar atmosphere reminiscent of early 20th century Vienna. During the screening, you are invited to sip on a glass of wine, beer or a non-alcoholic beverage and enjoy a savory treat.

With special thanks to the German Film Office.


4:00 p.m. | Filmbar ticket holders may access the museum’s galleries.

4:30 p.m. |  Café Fledermaus doors open for seating and pick up of complimentary beverage and snack.

5:00 p.m. |  Screening begins. Additional beverages and snacks are available for purchase.



Proof of vaccination will continue to be required for guests entering the building for special programs and events at the museum, including Filmbar. Until further notice, the Neue Galerie will continue to require all visitors age 2 and up to wear a face mask unless seated for dining.

Members may purchase tickets at the discounted rate for themselves and up to one guest. Proof of membership must be presented upon arrival.