Autumn Showcase

2019 Autumn Showcase

Kicking off Berlin & Beyond's 24th Season is our mini-festival, the Autumn Showcase, happening October 15th at the historic Roxie Theatre in San Francisco's Mission District, followed by two nights at the Goethe-Institut in Downtown on October 16th and 17th. The showcase will be highlighted with a special tribute to German film auteur Andreas Dresen, who will be in attendance to accept the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival's Career Achievement Award, and a commemoration of the 30th Anniversary of the Fall of the Berlin Wall.


Tuesday, October 15 at the Roxie Theatre:
6:00 PM: Gundermann (128 min.)
9:30 PM: 25 km/h (115 min.)

Wednesday, October 16 at the Goethe-Institut:
6:00 PM: Night Shapes (103 min.)
8:30 PM: The Keeper (119 min.)

Thursday, October 17 at the Goethe-Institut:
6:00 PM: Eldorado (100 min.)
8:15 PM: Balloon (125 min.)


Individual tickets can be purchased in advance via links from each film's page or via the following instructions:

Direct links for general public tickets to Roxie screenings (Oct. 15):
Gundermann | 25 km/h

Click here to open the BrownPaperTickets sales page for all Goethe screenings (Oct. 16-17) and member-priced Roxie screenings (Oct. 15).

Click here to buy the Autumn Showcase Pass, which admits one to all six screenings plus priority entry.

Due to small-capacity venues, we encourage you to get your tickets in advance, as most screenings are expected to sell out.


    © StudioCanal Germany


    Thüringen, Summer 1979. The Strelzyk and Wetzel families have been working on an audacious plan for more than two years: they want to flee East Germany in a self-made hot-air balloon.More ...
    © Majestic/zero one film


    Drawing from his personal encounter with an Italian refugee child during World War II, Markus Imhoof tells how refugees and migrants are treated today on the Mediterranean Sea and in Italy and Switzerland.More ...
    © Pandora Filmproduktion


    Opening Night: A biopic of East German singer and writer Gerhard Gundermann and his struggles with music, life as a coal miner and his dealings with the STASI.More ...
    © Pandora Film Verleih

    Night Shapes (Nachtgestalten)

    The Pope is in town and the night of his visit is anything but heavenly for some of Berlin's inhabitantsMore ...
    © Lieblingsfilm/Jürgen Olczyk

    The Keeper (Trautmann)

    The love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who together overcome prejudice, public hostility, and personal tragedy.More ...
    © Gordon Timpen

    25 km/h

    Two estranged brothers see each other for the first time in 20 years at their father's funeral. As their tension eases, they decide to realize their boyhood dream of driving across Germany on mopeds.More ...