Dear Friends of German Cinema!
October 4th -7th, 2013
The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles and the American Cinematheque present
German Currents 2013
7th Annual Festival of German Film Los Angeles
Fall in Los Angeles means more than just a farewell to summer.
The season also brings the return of German Currents: Festival of German Film, now celebrating its 7th year.
Co-presented by the Goethe-Institut and the American Cinematheque, with the invaluable support of Deutsche Welle, German Films, the Friends of Goethe, and ELMA, German Currents 2013 is also proud to announce its cooperation with the Consulates General of Germany, Austria and Switzerland to bring a diverse program of some of the best of recent German, Austrian, and Swiss films to the historic Egyptian Theatre.
German Currents opens with the U.S. Premiere of Detlev Buck's visually stunning historical epic Measuring the World.
The line-up continues with Jan Ole-Gerster’s Oh Boy, which swept the 2013 German film Awards. The North American premiere of Pia Marais’ thriller Layla Fourie, (Honorable Mention Berlinale 2013) is paired with the U.S. premiere of Thomas Arslan’s Germano-Western Gold, starring Nina Hoss.
Two documentaries focus on other types of gold:
The U.S. premiere of American born Matt Sweetwood’s Beerland looks at Germany’s beer culture, one glass at a time, while Oscar® winning Markus Imhoof’s More than Honey is a study of bees in crisis.
The L.A. premiere of Rainer Frimmel and Tizza Covi’s The Shine of Day, offers an improvisational character study of two entertainers. The U.S. premiere of Hermine Huntgeburth’s lively adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic The Adventures of Huck Finn is part of a family matinee with two all-ages film workshops conducted by the Echo Park Film Center.
A roundtable discussion with film industry experts entitled Make your Film Production Transatlantic, presented at the Goethe-Institut by our partners Magnet Media Group rounds out the Festival.
Our heartfelt thanks go out to all of our partners, sponsors, volunteers, as well as you, the audience.
Without your appreciation of cinema, this festival would not be possible.
I look forward to welcoming you back to the historic Egyptian Theatre for another festival of German Currents.
- Fareed C. Majari
Festival Director Director Goethe-Institut Los Angeles