The Lives of Others (2006)

  • Saturday September 03, 2016 4:30 PM

Saturday, September 3, 3:30 pm
Reel People coffee and discussion with Dr. Joan McGettigan

September 3, 4:30 pm
, 2006

In 1983 East Berlin, a dedicated Stasi officer doubts that a famous playwright is loyal to the Communist Party and receives approval to spy on the man and his actress-lover. However, he becomes unexpectedly sympathetic to the couple and must grapple with conflicting loyalties. The Lives of Others won the 2006 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film.

138 minutes, R, German with English subtitles


Power, Politics, and Paranoia: The Art of Espionage
September 1-4, 2016  

Join us at the Modern Art Museum of Fort Worth as we celebrate the art and allure of the spy film. Inspired by the duplicitous world of secret agents, government intrigue, and wartime treachery, many great filmmakers have created unforgettable characters and movie masterpieces. The spies in the Modern's series are most often anti-heroes, flawed, angst-ridden, and world weary. A few are even ordinary citizens plummeted into the world of espionage by misfortune, patriotic duty, or even comedic mistaken identity.

Screenings will be held in the Modern's auditorium. Tickets are $9, $7 for Modern members, and $6 for Modern Reel People members.  Tickets may be purchased in advance at or by calling 817.738.9215

Special guest Dr. Joan McGettigan has been instrumental in helping select the films for this series and will introduce and offer insights at each of the screenings.Dr. McGettigan is an associate professor in TCU's Bob Schieffer College of Communication, teaching courses in film history and critical film studies.