The documentary film by Jim Brown highlights interviews and performances by artists who played behind the Iron Curtain. 

Free admission, registration required.

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Free to Rock

Film & Discussion / Venue: HFF München / Free admission / Registration required at www.xing-events.com/freetorock.html

HINWEIS: Der Veranstaltungsbeginn wurde geändert. Die Veranstaltung beginnt nicht wie zuerst angekündigt um 19 Uhr, sondern bereits eine Stunde vorher, um 18 Uhr. Reservierte Tickets verlieren um 17.50 Uhr ihre Gültigkeit. 


PLEASE NOTE: The start of the event has been changed. The event does not begin at 7 p.m. as previously announced, but at 6 p.m. Reserved seats will lose their validity at 5:50 p.m. 




Hochschule für Fernsehen und Film München (HFF)

Bernd-Eichinger-Platz 1

80333 Munich


Free to Rock is a 60-minutes documentary film directed by four Emmy winning filmmaker Jim Brown and narrated by Kiefer Sutherland, featuring Presidents Carter and Gorbachev and highlighting interviews and performances by artists who played behind the Iron Curtain like Bruce Springsteen, Metallica, Billy Joel and many more.


Ten years in the making, the film explores how the soft power of American Rock and Roll affected social change behind the Iron Curtain between the years 1955 and 1991, thus contributing to the collapse of the Soviet Union and the end of the Cold War. 

The screening is followed by a panel discussion with producer Douglas Yeager.



Prof. Dr. Heike Paul, Bavarian American Academy/Friedrich-Alexander-Universität Erlangen-Nürnberg

Dr. Ludwig Spaenle, Bavarian State Government Commissioner of Jewish Life and against Antisemitism, for Work of Remembrance and Historical Heritage

Douglas Yeager, Producer


Moderation: Dr. Andreas Etges, Amerika Institut, LMU Munich


Organizers: Bavarian American Academy in cooperation with U.S. Consulate General Munich, HFF Munich and Bavarian State Government Commissioner Dr. Ludwig Spaenle




(Photo: Free to Rock ©Douglas Yeager)



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