In the Mood for German Cinema? October is German Film Festival Time in California

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Friends of German Cinema will be given a treat in the month of October. It’s German Film Fest Time!

Up and down the coast one can indulge in the latest movies from Germany.  While the San Francisco Festival ” Berlin & Beyond” will have its last ‘movie day’ on October 4th (today), German Currents of Los Angeles and San Diego are just starting out with opening celebrations and their showing of award winning screenings.

Screenings for the German Currents Festival in San Diego will take place at the Museum of Photographic Arts (1649 El Prado, San Diego, CA 92101) Oct. 6-7

German Currents in Los Angeles will showcase its festival movies at the Egyptian Theatre in the heart of Los Angeles. Please find more information on this particular festival below:

Save the dates and mark your calendar!

6th Annual GERMAN CURRENTS Festival of New Films from Germany, October 5th through 7th, 2012 at the Egyptian Theatre

Presented in collaboration with Lufthansa, ELMA, the American Cinematheque, and German World Magazine .

The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles is pleased to announce the dates for the 6th annual German Currents Festival of New Film from Germany. Bringing the best of this and last year’s German films to California, German Currents 2012 will take place exclusively at the historic Egyptian Theatre in the heart of Hollywood.

Meet internationally acclaimed shooting star Alina Levshin in person on October 5 or director Marten Persiel on October 7. Enjoy great acting by Corinne Harfouch in “Home for the Weekend” and Nina Hoss in “Summer Window”.

This year’s selection of five films, screened over three days, includes David Wnendt’s Kriegerin (2011), an intense drama about a young women struggling to break free from her neo-nazi past, and Marten Persiel’s This Ain’t California (2012), a ground-breaking documentary on skateboarders in the GDR. Both films are quickly receiving international critical and popular acclaim.


Friday 10/05/12 at 8:00pm
KRIEGERIN (Combat Girls) / includes a Festival Post-Screening Party at 10 PM  (Movie ticket holders only) Tickets > 

Saturday 10/06/12 at 5:00pm & 7:30pm
Double Feature: DIE UNSICHTBARE (Cracks in the shell), WAS BLEIBT (Home for the weekend) Tickets >

Sunday 10/07/12 at 5:30pm & 7:30pm
Double Feature: FENSTER ZUM SOMMER (Summer Window), THIS AIN’T CALIFORNIA / includes Closing Night Reception (Movie ticket holders only) Tickets >


Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90028


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