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Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 - Mon, Oct 16, 2017
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Presented by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles and the American Cinematheque, with the support of German Films, Deutsche Welle, the Friends of Goethe and the Hollywood Foreign Press Association, in cooperation with achtung berlin – new berlin film award, the German Consulate General, the Austrian Consulate General and the Consulate General of Switzerland.

With German films screened in major film festivals from the Berlinale, Cannes, Venice and Toronto all the way to the Golden Globes and Oscars, 2017 has been a very successful year for German cinema. The 11th annual German Currents festival features some of the best films of the past year from Germany and German-speaking neighbors Switzerland and Austria. Most films make their Los Angeles premieres here, and several programs will include discussions with the filmmakers in person.

The series begins with a red-carpet gala presentation of TIGER GIRL, which earlier this year had its successful debut in the Berlinale's Panorama section. Director Jakob Lass joins us in person for a discussion after the film, followed by an opening-night reception. Director Ute Wieland, cinematographer Felix Cramer and producer Susanne Freyer join us for the U.S. premiere of TIGER MILK, which is paired in a double feature with another coming-of-age story, Fatih Akin’s (HEAD-ON) Bavarian Film Award winner GOODBYE BERLIN.

Acclaimed artists are the main characters in two of this year’s German Currents films. Andres Veiel’s documentary BEUYS focuses on one of the most influential German artists of the 20th century, Joseph Beuys. From Austria, Dieter Berner’s EGON SCHIELE: DEATH & THE MAIDEN looks at the famed Viennese painter’s life and two of the women in it. And from Switzerland, we present the country’s official submission to the Academy Awards, THE DIVINE ORDER, written and directed by Petra Volpe, who will attend this Los Angeles premiere of her film. Our series concludes with a free matinee screening of THE PEPPERCORNS & THE CURSE OF THE BLACK KING for Los Angeles-area students.

Series compiled by Daniel Chaffey and Gwen Deglise. Program notes by Daniel Chaffey, Thomas Mikusz and John Hagelston.

Egyptian TheatreFri, Oct 13, 2017 - Mon, Oct 16, 2017
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Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Director Jakob Lass In Person!
Fri, Oct 13, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Sat, Oct 14, 2017 - 5:00pm
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In Person Guests!
Sat, Oct 14, 2017 - 7:30pm
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Sun, Oct 15, 2017 - 5:00pm
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Director Petra Volpe In Person!
Sun, Oct 15, 2017 - 7:30pm
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