The two advanced English courses (Leistungskurse) in year 11 met at the Hackesche Höfe Cinema. The movie that the students and their teachers were watching is called “Armageddon Time”.
The film was first shown in May of last year at the Cannes Film Festival. It takes inspiration from the director James Gray’s (Ad Astra, The Immigrant) own childhood. „Armageddon Time” is a coming-of-age drama taking place in New York City in the 1980s. Paul (Michael Banks Repeta), a Jewish-American boy from Queens, befriends an African-American boy called Johnny (Jaylin Webb) at his middle school.
The movie tells the tale of a friendship between two very different boys, Paul and Johnny, and the heartwarming bond that Paul has with his grandfather (Anthony Hopkins).
The trip to the cinema sparked a variety of conversation between the students about choices in life, unfair conditions and systemic discrimination.
Lilly Kloss, Year 11
Find out more about the movie here.