A review by Kyle Sanders
Directed by Christian Petzold
Music Box Films
A man dies and goes to Hell. But before he can enter, he has to go through registration. He spends hours looking for the registration office, without any luck. Finally, he runs into another man and asks "Where do you register for Hell?"
The other man answers: "Sir, this IS Hell."
This story is referenced in the new film Transit, but it also serves as an allegorical theme to the film's plot. Directed by Christian Petzold, Transit is about the hellish plight of being a stranded refugee. To avoid the ever-growing spread of fascism in Paris, German-born Georg (Franz Rogowski, Joaquin Phoenix's Euro-doppelganger) flees to Marseilles along with an injured writer. The writer dies before reaching their destination, and Georg assumes the dead man's identity and claims his transit papers.
CHIRP is a listener-supported radio station, and during our spring fundraiser from March 18-29, we hope you'll show your support for the station by making a tax-deductible gift. Your generosity makes a real difference in the life of the station!
And you won't come away empty handed. In addition to the satisfaction of knowing you've supported a cause you believe in (along with 365 per year of great, commercial-free, independent music curated by DJs who really know their stuff), you also will score the following thank-you gifts when you give at these levels:
$60 (or $5 monthly)
A pair of pocket notebooks with a healthy, refreshing design by local artist Jessica Deahl!
$120 (or $10 monthly)
A cool t-shirt (standard or fitted style) with the Jessica Deahl artwork + the CHIRP Membercard with great 2-for-1 deals around the city!
$240 (or $20 monthly)
The return of the CHIRP Festival Blanket, now with our broadcast logo, just in time for summer festival season + the CHIRP Membercard with great 2-for-1 deals around the city!!
Give $365 and get all these gifts! Or go to $500 and get all the gifts as well as a personal station tour! All of these items are limited edition, available only through 6pm on Friday, March 29th. Support CHIRP today and grab something cool for yourself!