Apocalyptic Cinema 2022-23

In the winter semester of 2022/23, we invite you to the continuation of the film series Apocalyptic Cinema together with the Karlstorkino Heidelberg. As a special treat, two of the screenings are part of the Ruperto-Carola-Ringvorlesung of Heidelberg University in the winter semester 2022/23 Vom Ende als Anfang. The content-related responsibility lies with the Joint Centre for Advanced Studies Worldmaking from a Global Perspective: A Dialogue with China for this semester, which also coordinates the cooperation with the Apocalyptic Cinema.  

Each film evening will be accompanied by a scientific comment on the film in German or English. Afterwards, we invite the audience to a discussion in German and English.

Admissions are 3€ for each event, except for the Bunker Special. Please check the cinema's website for more information and to purchase tickets. 

Movies and Dates/Location


Karlstorkino Cinema
Am Karlstor 1, 69117 Heidelberg.


1. Cinema Night Heidelberg 
🎬  02.10., 10.30 pm: DAWN OF THE DEAD – George A. Romero, 1978 (Engl. OV with German subtitles)
119 min.
Scientific Commentary: Stephen Shapiro (Former CAPAS Fellow, University of Warwick)

🎬  19.10., 7 pm: THE TERMINATOR – James Cameron, 1984 (Engl. OV with German subtitles)
107 min. PG: 16 
Scientific Commentary: Elke Schwarz (CAPAS Fellow, Queen Mary University of London)

⚠️ New Location: ⚠️
From the end of October, the new address of the cinema is:
Marlene-Dietrich-Platz 3, 69126 Heidelberg.

Karlstorbahnhof Suedstadt

Bunker Special – Opening week of the new cinema
🎬  31.10., 6 pm: BUNKER – Jenny Perlin, 2021 (Engl. OV with German subtitles) 
92 min.
Scientific Commentary: Jenny Perlin (director) & Robert Kirsch (CAPAS Fellow, Arizona State University)

🎬  31.10., 09.30 pm: DER BUNKER – Nikias Chryssos, 2015 (German OV with Engl. subtitles) 
85 min.
Commentary: Nikias Chryssos (director) 


🎬  16.11., 7 pm: BRIEFE EINES TOTEN MENSCHEN (Pisma mjortwowo tscheloweka) – Konstantin Lopushansky, 1986 (Russ. OV with German subtitles) 
87 min. PG: 12
Scientific Commentary: Stefan Guth (Heidelberg University, Department of Eastern European History)


🎬  28.11., 7.30 pm: ARRIVAL – Denis Villeneuve, 2016 (Engl. OV with German subtitles) 
118 min. PG: 12
Scientific Commentary: Matthias Bartelmann, (Heidelberg University, Institute for Theoretical Physics) 
Part of the Ruperto-Carola-Ringvorlesung „Vom Ende als Anfang“  in the winter semester of 2022/23.


🎬  15.12., 7 pm: ANNA AND THE APOCALYPSE – John McPhail, 2017 (Engl. OV with German subtitles) 
93 min. PG: 16
Scientific Commentary: Lars Fischer & Mike Zeitz (both: Spektrum der Wissenschaft)


🎬  09.01., 7.30 pm: NOAH – Darren Aronofsky, 2014 (Engl. OV with German subtitles) 
138 min. PG: 12
Scientific Commentary: Konstanze Kupski (Heidelberg University, Faculty of Theology)
Part of the Ruperto-Carola-Ringvorlesung „Vom Ende als Anfang“  in the winter semester of 2022/23.

🎬  18.01., 7 pm: REY – Niles Atallah, 2017 (OV in Spanish and Mapudungun with German subtitles) 
91 min. PG: 18
Scientific Commentary: Niles Atallah (director) & Robert Folger (CAPAS)


🎬  15.02., 7 pm: ENDZEIT – Carolina Hellsgård, 2018 (German OV with engl. subtitles) 
90 min. PG: 16
Scientific Commentary: Lars Schmeink (film and media researcher)