Acclaimed Germany comedy shows May 29 in Corvallis


CORVALLIS, Ore. – A Germany comedy that the Hollywood Reporter called “a whimsical Woody Allen vibe” will be screened on Tuesday, May 29, in Corvallis.

The free, public screening is sponsored by the German Program at Oregon State University. It shows at 6 and 8 p.m. at the Darkside Cinema, 215 S.W. 4th St.

“Whiskey and Vodka” (or “Whisky mit Wodka”) is a 2009 comedy by prolific German director Andreas Dresen. Starring veteran actor Henry Hübchen as a past-his-prime movie star whose drunken antics imperil his latest production, the film is a sensitive tale of loneliness and growing old, of chances and dreams, of small and great lies.

Sebastian Heiduschke, an assistant professor of German at OSU, will introduce the movie.

The screening is supported by the OSU proposed School of Language, Culture, and Society, Goethe-Institute San Francisco, and Sophie Scholl Schule German Immersion Saturday School in Corvallis.