Detroit Film Theatre


February 4-6 and 25-27

(Germany/2009—directed by Margarethe von Trotta)

One of the true pioneers of the New German Cinema, director Margarethe von Trotta (The Lost Honor of Katharine Blum, Rosenstrasse) has fashioned a delicately dazzling new work in this dramatic retelling of the life of the remarkable Hildegard von Bingen, the 12th century Benedictine nun who was relentless in her determination to expand the responsibilities of women within the order, while at the same time fending off hostility from the church over the visions she steadfastly claimed to receive from God. Featuring a knockout performance from actress and former Fassbinder regular Barbara Sukowa (Berlin Alexanderplatz), Vision is a visually powerful, richly revealing and ultimately inspirational portrait of an often-overlooked pioneer of faith, change and enlightenment. In German with English subtitles. (110 min.)

“Sukowa’s passionate performance brings this multi-faceted character to incandescent life.” —Joe Morgenstern, The Wall Street Journal
Friday, February 4 at 7 p.m.
Saturday, February 5 at 7 p.m.
Sunday, February 6 at 2 p.m.
Friday, February 25 at 9:30 p.m.
Saturday, February 26 at 9:30 p.m.
Sunday, February 27 at 4 p.m.