Dear Friends of German Cinema!
Save the dates and mark your calendar !
6th Annual GERMAN CURRENTS Festival of New Films from Germany, October 5th through 7th, 2012 at the Egyptian Theatre
Presented in collaboration with German World Magazine, Lufthansa, ELMA, and the American Cinematheque.
German Currents Film Festival: New Films from Germany is equally pleased to call the historic Egyptian Theatre, which celebrates its 90th birthday this year, its exclusive 2012 venue.
This year’s line-up features a wide array of genres: the gritty social drama Combat Girls, the gripping psychological studies Home for the Weekend and Cracks in the Shell, the surreal love story Summer Window, and the groundbreaking documentary This Ain’t California are films no movie buff should miss.
This sixth edition of German Currents is presented in cooperation with Deutsche Welle, German World Magazine, and with the help of numerous partners and generous supporters.
The venerable list of sponsors includes the renowned German brewery Bitburger; ELMA, who brings European movies to American audiences, and Lufthansa. Without their partnership and the contributions of so many others this festival would not have been possible.
German cinema has a long tradition of success, and is well represented in the line-ups of all major international film festivals.
As part of its role as the official cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany, the Goethe-Institut functions as a showcase for German film abroad. By screening more than 70 German movies in more than 80 countries per day, you may consider us Germany’s largest cinema.
Don’t be afraid when the curtain is drawn and the lights go out at the closing of German Currents 2012 that the projectors will stop. We will continue to bring the latest and finest of German cinema to the screens of Southern California.
- Fareed C. Majari
Director Goethe-Institut Los Angeles