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Talking Art with Erika Holshoe

Photo by Kelly Lao


The Kinogarten film series is a collaboration between the German American Heritage Center (GAHC) in Davenport and Rozz-Tox in Rock Island.   Free of charge, all six films will be shown on the first Friday of each month from April through September of 2021 in the intriguing outdoor garden space at Rozz-Tox. 

Did you know?  The German word for cinema is kino while garten translates to garden.

The remaining films are:

May 7:  The Tin Drum
June 4:  Free Fall
July 2:  Mephisto
Aug 6:  Transit
Sept 3:  Ali:  Fear Eats the Soul

Listen to the conversation here with Erika Holshoe, the Assistant Director of the German American Heritage Center, about why viewing foreign language films is important, the historical differences between American and German approaches to cinema, and the latest exhibition which recently opened at the GAHC.

Rozz-Tox is located at 2108 3rd Ave in Rock Island.  The films begin at 8PM or at sundown.  A walk-up window is available for your food and drink orders and Rozz-Tox sells a variety of Asian-inspired culinary items.  Consider bringing a lawn chair or a blanket as outdoor space is plentiful, but seating is not.  Masks are required to use the indoor bathrooms.