M (part of the PMA Film Series Cinema of Weimar Germany)

"In his harrowing masterwork M, Fritz Lang merges trenchant social commentary with chilling suspense, creating a panorama of private madness and public hysteria that to this day remains the blueprint for the psychological thriller."—Jill Smith, Osterweis Associate Professor of German, Chair of German Department, Bowdoin college, and curator of this film series.

The Weimar Era, the short-lived interwar period in Germany (1918 to 1933), is widely regarded as the Golden Age of German cinema. German movies during this time gave rise to influential aesthetics such as Expressionism and New Objectivity while portraying representations of class and gender as well as progressions of industrialization and globalization. This series explores highlights of Weimar Era cinema, offering a selection of films that remain captivating, beautiful, and highly evocative to this day.


Directed by Fritz Lang, 1931
110 minutes

In conjunction with this film series, The Robbers: German Art in a Time of Crisis is on view through July 15.


Show Times

  • Thursday, May 17, 2018 - 6:00pm
Not Rated


$8 general admission
$6 for members and students w/ valid i.d.

Tickets may be purchased in advance at the Admissions Desk, online, or by calling 207-775-6148.

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