Search Museum of the Moving Image

Please note: as of May 17, with NYC COVID level set at High, face masks are required for all visitors. Read updated guidelines for safety.

Loading Events

SCREENING

Transit

Ongoing

Location: Bartos Screening Room

Dir. Christian Petzold. France/Germany. 2018. 101 mins. In French and German with English subtitles. With Franz Rogowski, Paula Beer, Godehard Giese, Lilien Batman, Maryam Zaree. In Christian Petzold’s haunting modern-day adaptation of Anna Seghers’s 1942 novel, Transit Visa, Georg, a German refugee (Franz Rogowski) flees to Marseille assuming the identity of a recently deceased writer whose papers he is carrying. There he delves into the delicate and complex culture of the refugee community, becoming enmeshed in the lives of a young mother and son and falling for a mysterious woman named Marie (Paula Beer). View trailer

“An existential thriller about loss, trauma, statelessness, and historical amnesia, Transit is the latest from the German director Christian Petzold, an electrifying, original filmmaker. [An] extraordinary, haunted movie.”—Manohla Dargis, The New York Times

Tickets: $15 ($7 Museum members / free for Film Lover and Kids Premium members and above)*. Order tickets online. (Members may contact members@movingimage.us with questions regarding online reservations.)

*This one New Release screening is free for Museum members at the Film Lover and Kids Premium levels. Please note tickets for other screenings of Transit are available to members at the discounted rate of $7.

Ticket purchase includes same-day admission to the Museum (see gallery hours). View the Museum’s ticketing policy here. For more information on membership and to join online, visit our membership page.