Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
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Mon, Oct 7, 2013

German Currents 2013
Double Feature! Pre-Screening Beer Reception!

Co-presented by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, in cooperation with Austrian Consulate General and the Consulate General of Switzerland; with support of Deutsche Welle (DW), German Films, The Friends of Goethe, and ELMA.

Pre-screening beer reception begins at 6:30 PM in the courtyard for all ticket holders.
2012, Austrian Film Commission, 90 min, Austria, Dir: Tizza Covi, Rainer Frimmel

Philip (Philip Hochmair) is is a young and successful actor working for the most important theatres in Vienna and Hamburg with a committed and single-minded approach to his craft. During a season in which he is busy with a production of Buchner's Woyzeck, Philip is visited by the elderly Walter (Walter Saabel), who introduces himself as the uncle he's never met. Walter is a former circus artist and the two men soon bond over stories of their careers. These two entertainers, both at different stages in their lives, learn from each other's experiences. As his conversations with Walter grow more philosophical, Philip slowly emerges from his once isolated lifestyle. He is even inspired to enlist Walter's assistance in helping a Moldavian neighbor with an immigration issue. The actors, though not related, essentially play themselves and the largely improvised script was developed around their personal experiences. The result is a rare onscreen friendship that feels warm and sincere. Co-directors Tizza Covi and Rainer Frimmel draw on their documentary filmmaking background to create a naturalistic atmosphere in which these performances can flourish. In German with English subtitles.

2012, Kino Lorber, 90 min, Switzerland/Germany/Austria, Dir: Markus Imhoof

Winner of multiple awards, including the 2013 German Film Award (Lola) for Best Documentary film, MORE THAN HONEY, directed by Oscar-nominated director Markus Imhoof (THE BOAT IS FULL), tackles the vexing issue of why bees are facing extinction. With the tenacity of a man out to solve a world-class mystery, he investigates this global phenomenon, from California to Switzerland, China and Australia. Exquisite photography of the bees in flight and in their hives reveals a fascinating, complex world in crisis. Writes Eric Kohn in Indiewire: "Imhoof captures the breeding of queen bees in minute detail, ventures to a laboratory to witness a bee brainscan, and discovers the dangerous prospects of a hive facing the infection of mites. In this latter case, the camera's magnifying power renders the infection in sci-fi terms, as if we've stumbled into a discarded scene from David Cronenberg's THE FLY." This is a strange and strangely moving film that raises questions of species survival in cosmic as well as apiary terms.

Egyptian Theatre • Mon, Oct 7, 2013 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Egyptian

Opening Night Reception! U.S. Premiere! Composer Enis Rotthoff In Person!
Fri, Oct 4, 2013 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Reception & Directors Jan-Ole Gerster & Matt Sweetwood In Person!
Sat, Oct 5, 2013 - 7:30pm
Egyptian Theatre
Family Matinee! See Echo Park Film Center's "Filmcicle!"
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 - 2:00pm
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See Echo Park Film Center's "Filmcicle!" Actress Rayna Campbell In Person!
Sun, Oct 6, 2013 - 5:00pm
Egyptian Theatre