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Bradley Schmidt grew up in rural Kansas, where he studied German literature before moving to Germany. He is based in Leipzig, working as a freelance translator and editor, as well as teaching translation and writing classes at Leipzig University. His translation of Lea Schneider’s Invasion in Reverse received an honorable mention for the 2019 Cliff Becker Book Prize in Translation. He is coeditor at No Man’s Land.
May 30, 2018 - June 3, 2018

Center for the Art of Translation at the San Francisco Silent Film Festival

The Castro Theater | 429 Castro Street | San Francisco, CA

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We’re sponsoring the screening of the 1929 German silent film Mother Krause’s Journey to Happiness (Mutter Krausens Fahrt ins Glück) at this year’s San Francisco Silent Film Festival. Bradley Schmidt masterfully translated the intertitles into English from a Berliner dialect.


Mother Krause’s Journey to Happiness (Mutter Krausens Fahrt ins Glück)

Directed by Piel Jutzi | Germany, 1929 | 133 m.

With Alexandra Schmidt, Holmes Zimmermann, Ilse Trautschold

Mother Krause shares a tenement apartment in Berlin’s Wedding district with her grown children, a shady lodger, his prostitute lover, and her child. She ekes out a living by selling newspapers, but when son Paul drinks up her earnings, desperation sets in. This Weimar masterpiece inspired R.W. Fassbinder’s 1975 Mutter Küsters’ Fahrt zum Himmel.

Live musical accompaniment by Sascha Jacobsen and the Musical Art Quintet.

Friday, June 1, 2018
6:30 pm
Castro Theatre
Ticket price: $24 general, $22 member

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Contact:
Leslie-Ann Woofter
415.512.8812
Translator
Bradley Schmidt grew up in rural Kansas, where he studied German literature before moving to Germany. He is based in Leipzig, working as a freelance translator and editor, as well as teaching translation and writing classes at Leipzig University. His translation of Lea Schneider’s Invasion in Reverse received an honorable mention for the 2019 Cliff Becker Book Prize in Translation. He is coeditor at No Man’s Land.