German Currents Los Angeles
GERMAN CURRENTS FILM FESTIVAL 2017
German Film in 2017 is alive and highly visible from Film Festivals such as Berlinale to Cannes, Venice to Toronto, and all the way to the Academy Awards. The best new German, Austrian, and Swiss Cinema will once again be celebrated at the American Cinematheque, during the 11th Annual GERMAN CURRENTS FILM FESTIVAL from Friday, October 13th – Monday, Oct 16th, 2017 at the historic Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood.
Over the past decade, German Currents has offered a unique insight into German speaking cinema, bringing diverse and thought-provoking narratives, and “must-watch” documentaries to Los Angeles. German Currents is excited to once again feature an impressive line-up of new German cinema during the 4-day festival, including US and LA premieres, documentaries and films for children and families.
GERMAN CURRENTS 2017 begins with an opening night gala and red carpet with some of Germany’s brightest stars on Friday, Oct. 13th.
In addition to film screenings, GERMAN CURRENTS will feature conversations with prolific German directors, composers, and actors, as well as the return of the free matinee film screening for local schools.
Building on the success of the last two Tribute Events (with directors Roland Emmerich and Wolfgang Becker) German Currents 2017 will host another “Tribute” event during this year’s festival.
This year, in cooperation with achtung berlin - new berlin film award, the GOETHE-INSTITUT and GERMAN CURRENTS will bring a selection of films from the achtung berlin film festival to Los Angeles with screenings at the GOETHE-INSTITUT every Wednesday throughout September, as part of the festivities “50-Year City Partnership Berlin – Los Angeles”. Focusing wholly on films created in Berlin or the state of Brandenburg, achtung berlin is Berlin’s second largest film festival.
A co-production of the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles and the American Cinematheque, German Currents Los Angeles continues its cooperation with German Films Service + Marketing GmbH, Deutsche Welle (DW) as well as the long-standing collaboration with the Friends of Goethe (FOG). GERMAN CURRENTS 2017 is also proud to continue the cooperation with our partner festival German Currents San Diego, as well as the German Consulate General in Los Angeles, the Austrian Consulate General in Los Angeles, and the Consulate General of Switzerland to present films from Germany’s German-speaking neighbors Austria and Switzerland.
The full festival program, including film selections, workshops and celebrity guests will be announced soon.
Fareed C. Majari
Director Goethe-Institut Los Angeles