Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 - Sun, Oct 25, 2015
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Presented by BMW, German Currents is a co-production of the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles and the American Cinematheque, in cooperation with the German Consulate General, the Austrian Consulate General and the Consulate General of Switzerland, with the support of German Films, Deutsche Welle (DW), and the Friends of Goethe.

We are proud to present the ninth German Currents showcase, featuring some of the best films of the past year from Germany and German-speaking neighbors Switzerland and Austria. Most of these films make their Los Angeles premieres here, and several programs include discussions with the filmmakers in person.

Kicking off the series is Burhan Qurbani’s bracing look at the notorious 1992 “Night of Fire” in the former East German city of Rostock, WE ARE YOUNG. WE ARE STRONG. Young, strong central characters figure in several films this year. Edward Berger’s JACK is only 10 years old, but his mission – to care for his 6-year-old half-brother as the two search for the mother who abandoned them – is decidedly more mature. Stina Werenfels’ look at a young woman emerging from a pharmaceutical shell, DORA OR THE SEXUAL NEUROSES OF OUR PARENTS, examines broader issues of female sexuality and motherhood. A Berlin computer whiz is targeted by both the German Secret Service and his newfound hacker friends in the cyber-thriller WHO AM I – NO SYSTEM IS SAFE. The essay film B-MOVIE: LUST & SOUND IN WEST BERLIN looks at the city’s singular place in the 1980s music scene through the eyes of producer-musician Mark Reeder. The deadpan comic mystery SCHMITKE follows a washed-up engineer to a small Czech town on the German border, where he has gone to fix an old turbine and is drawn to an eerie forest. AGE OF CANNIBALS profiles a pair of unscrupulous business consultants, who bring their ruthless cost-cutting campaigns to dangerous locales without ever leaving their 5-star hotels. The self-centered title character of Marie Kreutzer’s GRUBER IS LEAVING gets wake-up calls from both a stomach tumor and a beautiful Berlin-based DJ.

All films in German with English subtitles unless noted. Series compiled by Fareed Majari, Daniel Chaffey and Gwen Deglise, with the assistance of Matt Hooker. Program notes by Francesca Krampe, Daniel Chaffey and John Hagelston.

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Egyptian TheatreThu, Oct 22, 2015 - Sun, Oct 25, 2015
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Opening Night Reception! Director Burhan Qurbani In Person!
Thu, Oct 22, 2015 - 7:00pm
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Los Angeles Premiere! Director Edward Berger In Person!
Fri, Oct 23, 2015 - 7:30pm
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Los Angeles Premiere!
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 - 5:30pm
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Director Klaus Maeck In Person! Performance by Berlin DJ WestBam!
Sat, Oct 24, 2015 - 8:30pm
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Sun, Oct 25, 2015 - 4:00pm
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Sun, Oct 25, 2015 - 6:30pm
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