This Virtual Cinema screening is presented as part of a unique partnership between the film's distributor, Distrib Films US, and The Digital Gym Media Arts Center, The Frida Cinema, Art Theatre Long Beach, and Laemmle Cinemas.
To view the film, please select the link for the local theater of your choice from the list below and follow the instructions to purchase a ticket to a virtual screening. Distrib Films US will share a generous portion of the box office revenue with the individual theaters.
DIGITAL GYM MEDIA ARTS CENTER
THE FRIDA CINEMA
ART THEATRE LONG BEACH
Germany (2018), 125 min., German with English Subtitles
Director: Michael Herbig, Screenplay: Kit Hopkins, Thilo Rönscheisen, Michael Herbig, Director of Photography: Torsten Breuer, Cast: Friedrich Mücke, Karoline Schuch, David Kross, Alicia von Rittberg, Thomas Kretschmann.
Summer 1979, Thüringen, East Germany.
For more than two years, The Strelzyk and Wetzel families have been working on an audacious plan: they want to flee East Germany in a homemade hot-air balloon. When the Strelzyk's first escape attempt ends with a crash-landing, just short of the border to West Germany, they are forced to return home. After finding traces of the attempted escape, the East German secret police, the Stasi, launches an investigation to find the would-be balloon makers. What follows is a cat and mouse game between the Stasi and the Strelzyks and Wetzels as the two families feverishly work to build a new escape balloon. Based on actual events, Herbig's box-office thriller was awarded the Friedenspreis des Deutschen Films, 2019.
Presented as part of a unique partnership between Distrib Films US, and The Digital Gym Media Arts Center, The Frida Cinema, Art Theatre Long Beach, and Laemmle Theatres.