IN THE MOVIES - Movie nights for alumni & faculty members

In cooperation with the Studienkreis Film, the Faculty of Civil and Environmental Engineering shows films with a thematic reference to aspects of civil and environmental engineering. The selection of films ranges from classics to blockbusters; it invites reflection, questioning and drawing parallels. It provides food for thought, combines current research with entertainment and realistic forecasts with stylized "what-if" scenarios á la Hollywood.

Before the film, experts from our departments will present their views on the respective topic. Afterwards, there will be the opportunity for exchange and networking over snacks and beer. Alumni and all interested parties are cordially invited!

Theme of the first film series: Greenish Gray - Building, Environment, Future

Take shelter 3

17.06.2020, 18:00h: Take Shelter

  • USA 2011, 116 min., Directed by: J. Nichols
  • Atmospheric psychodrama that premiered at the Sundance Festival
  • Intro: Dr.-Ing. Götz Vollmann, Institute for Tunneling and Construction Operations

A family's small-town idyll crumbles when father Curtis is plagued by nightmarish visions: Dark clouds gather overhead, oil rains, and a flock of black birds darken the sky. Curtis is certain: a devastating storm is brewing, and he begins to prepare ...


18.09.2020, 18:00h: Gattaca

  • USA 1997, 106 min., Directed by: A. Niccol
  • Powerful images; dystopian science fiction film that won several international awards
  • Intro: Prof. Dr.-Ing. Peter Mark, Institute for Concrete Structure

In a society perfected by genetic engineering, a cleaner steals the identity of an athlete who has become disabled in an accident. His plan is to use the identity to fulfill his dream of flying to Titan, one of Saturn's moons, in the first manned spaceship.

Postponement due to Corona

Your health is particularly close to our hearts. Due to the current Corona Protection Ordinance of the State of North Rhine-Westphalia, it is currently not possible for us to implement the event series. As soon as new film dates are available to us, we will inform you here on this website. Stay healthy and all the best!

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