Aero Theatre
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Sun, Oct 30, 2011
7:30pm
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GERMAN CURRENTS 2011
Double Feature! Director In Person!
SLEEPING SICKNESS / LOLLIPOP MONSTER
Co-presented by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles. In collaboration with German Films, MFG Film Funding Baden-Wuerttemberg and Lufthansa, sponsored by Porsche Beverly Hills, Friends of Goethe, E.L.M.A. (European Languages and Movies in America) and Standard Hotel Hollywood.
Discussion between films with LOLLIPOP MONSTER director Ziska Riemann.
SLEEPING SICKNESS
SCHLAFKRANKHEIT
2011, The Match Factory, 91 min, Germany, Dir: Ulrich Koehler

Staggering location shooting and dual intertwining narratives of Dutch-born doctor Ebbo (Pierre Bokma) and Parisian doctor Alex (Jean-Chrstiophe Folly), who ultimately meet in Cameroon, anchor this thoughtful drama from German director Ulrich Koehler. Ebbo, one of the best in his field, is relentlessly running a floundering sleeping-sickness program in Africa, while Alex, of Congolese descent but uncomfortable in his African surroundings, has been sent to evaluate Ebbo's program. A complex tale of national identity and racial identity comes to the fore in this Silver Bear winner and Golden Bear nominee at the Berlin International Film Festival 2011. In German with English subtitles.


LOLLIPOP MONSTER
2011, Edition Salzgeber, 90 min, Germany, Dir: Ziska Riemann

Oona (Sarah Horvath) is an inky, unsmiling goth girl while her best friend Ari (Jella Haase) is her chromatic opposite, a bleached blonde with a psychedelic rainbow wardrobe. Filmmaker and comic book artist Ziska Riemann presents an assured debut, reminiscent of HEAVENLY CREATURES crossed with GHOST WORLD, as her adolescent odd-couple protagonists weather the unforgiving terrains of high school and home, while the adults in their lives (including a suicidal, tortured-artist father and a perpetually sleazy uncle) prove consistently irresponsible. Music videos, Super 16 and short animation sequences pepper this punchy, spunky coming-of-age drama, winner of the Femina-Film-Prize at the Berlin International Film Festival 2011. In German with English subtitles.


Aero Theatre • Sun, Oct 30, 2011 • 7:30pm
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