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Thursday, September 13, 1990 - 19:30

Film: "A Day in the Ritan Park" and "The Old Peace Hotel Jazz Band in Shanghai"

Juergen and Helga Bertram

Embassy of the Federal Republic of Germany

Juergen and Helga Bertram of the ARD German Television Studio Beijing kindly agreed to show us two of their television features recently made in China. Therefore, we shall have the privilege and pleasure of viewing:

“A Day in the Ritan Park” (Mein Park in Beijing), by Juergen Bertram, a documentary showing the enjoyments and customs of the Chinese people in this public garden in Jian Guo Men Wai. As there will be no English subtitles, Mr. Bertram will introduce briefly the content of the film before the viewing session.

“The Old Peace Hotel Jazz Band in Shanghai” (Die Rentner-Band) by Helga Bertram, an entertainment film featuring the story of the legendary ensemble as a whole and showing portraits of two of the oldest members of the group in particular. The Band which nowadays continues to attract fans of old jazz to the well-known Peace Hotel on the Bund in Shanghai, will, by the way, be performing in Beijing during the forthcoming Asian Games. Mrs. Bertram will introduce and explain the movie, a testimony to both happiness and sadness in life, before the viewing.