Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
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Sun, Oct 12, 2014
6:00pm

GERMAN CURRENTS 2014
Double Feature! Director Andreas Prochaska & Music Composer Matthias Weber In Person!
THE DARK VALLEY / I FEEL LIKE DISCO
Presented by the American Cinematheque and the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, in cooperation with the German Consulate General, the Austrian Consulate General and the Consulate General of Switzerland, with the support of German Films, Deutsche Welle (DW), the Friends of Goethe and E.L.M.A. (European Languages and Movies in America). Sponsored by Condor Airlines, Lufthansa, and Piper-Heidsieck Champagne, with the media support of KPFK.

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Discussion following THE DARK VALLEY with director Andreas Prochaska and music composer Matthias Weber.
Austria’s Official Oscar Submission! Los Angeles Premiere!

THE DARK VALLEY
DAS FINSTERE TAL
2013, 114 min, Austria, Germany, Dir: Andreas Prochaska

In this adaptation of Thomas Willmann’s best-seller, a classic Western plays out in a late-nineteenth century alpine village. When a man named Greider (Sam Riley) arrives on horseback carrying a camera, he is met with distrust by the locals, who are led by the sons of Old Brenner, a brutal patriarch who holds the entire community under his thumb. The stranger has come to do more than take photographs, as a series of mysterious deaths exposes a terrible tradition as well as Greider’s connection to the remote valley. Prochaska’s fresh approach to the genre, along with cinematographer Thomas Kiennast’s stunning visuals and Matthias Weber’s ominous orchestral score earned THE DARK VALLEY eight German Film Awards. In German with English subtitles.


I FEEL LIKE DISCO
ICH FÜHL MICH DISCO
2013, 95 min, Germany, Dir: Axel Ranisch

Awkward teen Florian (Frithjof Gawenda) is more content dressing up with his mother Monika (Christina Große) and dancing to disco music in his room than to interacting with his peers. His overbearing father Hanno (Heiko Pinkowski) is a competitive diving coach with his own notions of masculinity. The tension between father and son nears the breaking point when Monika suffers a stroke, and Florian and Hanno must learn to mend their relationship to keep the family together. Axel Ranisch blends humor, sensitivity, and surreal fantasy sequences (including a surprise appearance by legendary German filmmaker Rosa von Praunheim) to create an unusual coming-of-age story. In German with English subtitles.


Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Sun, Oct 12, 2014 • 6:00pm

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Opening Night & Reception! Germany’s Official Oscar Submission! Actress Hannah Herzsprung In Person!
Thu, Oct 9, 2014 - 7:00pm
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Free Screening! Family Matinee! Los Angeles Premiere!
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 - 10:00am
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Los Angeles Premieres! Director Petra Volpe & DP Judith Kaufmann In Person!
Fri, Oct 10, 2014 - 7:30pm
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Los Angeles Premieres! Q&A's with KCRW’s Edward Goldman & FINSTERWORLD director Frauke Finsterwalder!
Sat, Oct 11, 2014 - 7:30pm
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