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Sat, May 11, 2019

Director Magdalena Chmielewska In Person!
Heaven’s Meadow + POLYXENI
Presented by Austria, Belgium, Bulgaria, Croatia, Czech Republic, Estonia, Germany, Greece, Italy, Latvia, Lithuania, Luxembourg, Poland and Romania, the European Union and the American Cinematheque. Sponsored by Bank of the West, the European Union, the Consulate General of Romania in Los Angeles and Obicá USA.

Program begins with:
Los Angeles Premiere! “Heaven’s Meadow” (Am Himmel), (2018, Austria, 30 min. Dir. Magdalena Chmielewska) In this heartbreaking story of sexual assault, a young woman wakes up in a meadow outside of Vienna, desperate to forget the horrifying events of the previous evening.

Discussion following “Heaven’s Meadow” with director Magdalena Chmielewska.
2017, 106 min, Greece, Dir: Dora Masklavanou

A lavish period drama set in 1950s Greece, POLYXENI follows its titular character (Katia Goulioni) from her childhood as an orphan through her adoption by a rich Greek Istanbulite family and her eventual rise to prominence as the heir to a fortune. Told through a series of flashbacks, Polyxeni’s life is riddled with obstacles as she struggles to navigate bourgeois society, where loyalties are always in question. Her true concern, however, is neither power nor money, but finding the long-lost brother from whom she was separated as a child. Winner of Best Feature Film and Best Performance (for Goulioni) at the Los Angeles Greek Film Festival 2018.

"Heaven's Meadow" in German, Italian and English with English subtitles. POLYXENI in Greek and Turkish with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Sat, May 11, 2019 • 4:00pm

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Opening Night Reception & In-Person Guests!
Thu, May 9, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Films in this Series at the Aero

Director André Hörmann In Person!
Fri, May 10, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Free Event! In-Person Guests!
Sat, May 11, 2019 - 6:30pm
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Sat, May 11, 2019 - 8:00pm
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Sun, May 12, 2019 - 4:00pm
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Reception + In-Person Guests!
Sun, May 12, 2019 - 7:30pm
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Closing Night Reception + In-Person Guests!
Mon, May 13, 2019 - 7:30pm
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