The Tin Drum
Based on Gunter Grass's powerful novel, The Tin Drum won 1979's Academy Award for Best Foreign Film. It's the story of Oskar, a German boy who witnesses the horrific events of the first half of the 20th-century trapped in the body of a three-year-old.
Schlandorff's intense visuals combined with the "boy's" hardened commentary on the devastation around him make for a memorable experience. As critic David Thomson notes, with this film "Schlàndorff...turned himself into an international director. The Tin Drum was an international art-house event, and it is a hard-working picture, as distressing as anyone could expect." (142 mins.)
Admission$5 students (tickets required)