Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sun, Oct 6, 2013
5:00pm

German Currents 2013
Double Feature! See Echo Park Film Center's "Filmcicle!" Actress Rayna Campbell In Person!
GOLD / LAYLA FOURIE

Co-presented by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, in cooperation with Austrian Consulate General and the Consulate General of Switzerland; with support of Deutsche Welle (DW), German Films, The Friends of Goethe, and ELMA.

Join us at 4:00 PM in the Egyptian courtyard, where the Echo Park Film Center will lead audience members of all ages in an afternoon of exploration and education, creating cinematic wonder using traditional analog motion picture film.

Discussion following LAYLA FOURIE with actress Rayna Campbell.
U.S. Premiere!

GOLD
2013, The Match Factory, 101 min, Germany, Dir: Thomas Arslan

An official selection (competition) at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival, GOLD is a Western about seven German immigrants who set out in search of gold in the backwoods of British Columbia during the Klondike Gold Rush in 1898. Each have their motives: an older couple seeking security, a father (Lars Rudolph) hoping to help his impoverished family, an unpleasant newspaperman (Uwe Bohm) chronicling the journey, and a mysterious packer (Marko Mandic) with a past to outrun. The last to join is Emily Mayer (Nina Hoss), a metropolitan woman whose delicate demeanor masks a steely determination to survive. Assembled by a deceptively confident businessman of questionable motives, the settlers must travel through a relatively uncharted stretch of Canadian wilderness to reach their goal, the gold fields of Dawson. As the path grows more treacherous, betrayals come to light and desperate choices are made. Following in the footsteps of MCCABE AND MRS. MILLER and MEEK'S CUTOFF, GOLD is an epic that offers an unconventional take on the well-worn Western genre. In German with English subtitles.


North American Premiere!

LAYLA FOURIE
2013, The Match Factory, 105 min, Germany, Dir: Pia Marais

Winner of the Jury Special Mention at the 2013 Berlin International Film Festival, LAYLA FOURIE is a film about a single mother living with her son in Johannesburg and getting by with casual work. After training as a polygraph operator, she manages to secure a job with a company specialising in lie detectors and security. On her way to her new workplace, she is involved in an accident which will fundamentally change her life. Layla becomes entangled in a web of lies and deceit. The truth could lead to the loss of her son. For her third feature film, Pia Marais - who has lived in Berlin for many years - returned to South Africa where she grew up to make this classic thriller. She uses the genre to take a look at a country which still bears the scars of apartheid. In this way, everyday life in South Africa enhances the tension in the screenplay, which she co-wrote with Horst Markgraf. Almost casually, LAYLA FOURIE develops into a political thriller which takes the audience into the paranoia, fear and mistrust of a society that is still profoundly affected by racial conflict. In English.


Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Oct 6, 2013 • 5:00pm

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Opening Night Reception! U.S. Premiere! Composer Enis Rotthoff In Person!
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Reception & Directors Jan-Ole Gerster & Matt Sweetwood In Person!
Sat, Oct 5, 2013 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Family Matinee! See Echo Park Film Center's "Filmcicle!"
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 - 2:00pm
Egyptian Theatre
Pre-Screening Beer Reception!
Mon, Oct 7, 2013 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre