German Currents Los Angeles

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Dear Friends and Supporters,

On behalf of our team, I extend heartfelt thanks to our wonderful audience and invaluable partners: the American Cinematheque, the German Consulate General, The Friends of Goethe, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, the German Film Office, the Villa Aurora, ELMA (European Languages and Movies in America), and our educational outreach partners, Creating Creators. Your support made German Currents 2023 a tremendous success.
Once again, German Currents LA brought people from across the globe together through cinema, fostering dialogue and discussion about the world around us.

German Currents 2023 opened Friday, October 13th, at the Los Feliz 3 Theatre, with the exclusive US premiere of director Birgit Möller’s multi-award-winning festival favorite, FRANKY FIVE STAR, starring Lena Urzendowsky (COCOON, Netflix’s DARK, and HOW TO SELL DRUGS ONLINE (Fast). A discussion with Ms. Urzendowsky followed the screening. German Currents' opening night event continued with the LA premiere of veteran German Filmmaker Fatih Akin’s German box office smash, RHINEGOLD (RHEINGOLD).  

The festival weekend continued with the US premiere of David Wnendt’s SUN AND CONCRETE (SONNE UND BETON), adapted from Felix Lobrecht’s best-selling novel. David Wnendt (COMBAT GIRLS, WETLANDS) was also present to discuss his film.   Additional screenings included the US premiere of the popular short film showcase NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER, the US premiere of Axel Ranisch’s ORPHEA IN LOVE, and the LA premiere of the retro-futuristic THE ORDINARIES, directed by Sophie Linnenbaum. To complete the festival program, German Currents brought back its popular family matinee with a screening of MISSION ULJA FUNK, directed by Barbara Kronenberg, winner of the German Film Award for Best Youth Film.
Thank you again, and we look forward to seeing you at the GERMAN CURRENTS 2024​
All the best,
Birgit Ostermeier & the German Currents team


The German Currents Film Festival is produced by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles and the American Cinematheque in kind cooperation with the German Consulate General, and with the support of The Friends of Goethe, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, ELMA, Villa Aurora, and the German Film Office

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