PEOPLE ON SUNDAY (Menschen am Sonntag) is a 1930 German documentary directed by Robert Siodmak, with a screenplay by Billy Wilder and cinematography by Fred Zinnemann. The film follows the daily lives of a group of young Berliner's on a summer's day before Hitler came to power. This film broke new ground in the final phase of silent film production, introducing a fresh model of independent cinema and a bare-bones realism that had a deep impact on future documentary work. The collective of artists involved had a major influence on American Cinema.
Julia Reinhardt, Consul for Cultural & Press Affairs from the Consulate General of the Federal Republic of German, will introduce the film. The evening will start with three Weimar era songs sung by Billie Wildrick playing Sally Bowles in the May production of CABARET at the Village Theatre.