Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sun, Oct 7, 2012
5:30pm
Buy Tickets SHARE

GERMAN CURRENTS 2012
Double Feature! Los Angeles Premieres!
SUMMER WINDOW / THIS AIN'T CALIFORNIA
Co-presented by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles. In collaboration with German Films, Deutsche Welle (DW), Lufthansa German Airlines, Bitburger Bier and E.L.M.A. (European Languages and Movies in America)
Discussion following the second feature with director Marten Persiel and producer Ronald Vietz (THIS AIN’T CALIFORNIA).
SUMMER WINDOW
FENSTER ZUM SOMMER
2011, 96 min, Germany, Dir: Henrik Handloegten

Juliane (Nina Hoss, star of official 2013 German Oscar entry BARBARA) and August (Mark Waschke) are a happy new couple, despite having met in unhappy circumstances on the day that Julianne's friend Emily (Fritzi Haberlandt) died. While traveling with August in Finland, Juliane awakens one morning to find herself transported back to Berlin. She has traveled back in time - precisely six months earlier - before she met her new love. In a bizarre twist of fate, Juliane re-experiences the events that led up to a tragic event and a major change in her life. Is what at first glance appears to be a cruel setback actually a second chance...? Director Hendrik Handloegten delivers a trenchant and even suspenseful drama, which addresses loss, impossible love and love made impossible by outside circumstances. Nominated for three German Film Awards, including Best Supporting Actress (Haberlandt), Best Cinematography and Best Film Score. Based on the novel by Hannelore Valencak. In German with English subtitles.


THIS AIN'T CALIFORNIA
2012, 90 min, Germany, Dir: Marten Persiel

Divided into seven chapters, Marten Persiel's fascinating documentary retraces the life of East German skateboarder Denis “Panik” Panicek from the 1970s through the '90s. Illustrating how the sport brought people together in fractured Germany, the film reinterprets the severe, bleak aesthetic of the GDR and turns it into a playground, emphasizing the subversive power and identity outlet that skate culture provided in Communist Germany. Using a blend of Super 8 footage, testimonies from Panicek's friends, black-and-white animation and a punchy soundtrack, Persiel recreates the atmosphere of freedom and rebellion Panicek helped to foster. In German with English subtitles.


Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Oct 7, 2012 • 5:30pm
Buy Tickets SHARE

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Opening Night Reception! Los Angeles Premiere! Alina Levshin In Person!
Fri, Oct 5, 2012 - 8:00pm
Egyptian Theatre
Los Angeles Premieres!
Sat, Oct 6, 2012 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre