GERMAN CURRENTS FILM FESTIVAL MAGICAL MYSTERY OR THE RETURN OF KARL SCHMIDT

GC2018-MAGICAL MYSTERY ©DCM Gordon Timpen

Fri, 10/19/2018

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd
90036 Los Angeles

GERMAN CURRENTS OPENING FILM & GALA RECEPTION

All Ticketholders are invited to a reception following the film at the Egyptian Theatre.

Germany (2017), 111 min. DCP Projection
German with English Subtitles

 
Director: Arne Feldhusen
Screenplay: Sven Regener
Cinematography: Lutz Reitemeier
Cast: Charly Hübner, Annika Meier, Detlev Buck, Marc Hosemann, Bjarne Mädel
Producers: Gerhard Meixner, Roman Paul
Production Company: Razor Film Produktion GmbH, in co-production Brainpool AG GmbH, WDR, ARD Degeto Film, Arte Deutschland TV GmbH



Hamburg, in the mid-1990s. Having spent the last few years in a sober living home following a nervous breakdown, once-promising artist “Charlie” Schmidt (Hübner) is in a rut. Things abruptly change when he runs into Raimund (Hosemann) and Ferdi (Buck), friends from his Berlin days, who are now major stars in the German Techno scene.
About to embark on a “Magical Mystery Tour” that will bring the psychedelic spirit of the 1960s merged with 1990s rave flavor to Germany’s hottest clubs; they recruit Charlie as their designated driver and road manager. As the only sober one on the road, Charlie must keep the party-happy musicians in line while adapting to the world outside of rehab.  The tragicomic road trip that follows is filled with music, parties, and Charlie’s own journey to self-discovery. Aided by DJ Rosa (Meier), Charlie slowly comes out of his shell and sees the possibility of a brighter future. Based on writer/musician Sven Regener’s eponymous cult novel, director Arne Feldhusen’s adaptation skillfully blends tragedy with humor to bring Regener’s offbeat characters to life.  

IN PERSON: ACTRESS ANNIKA MEIER

All Ticketholders are invited to a reception following the opening film at the Egyptian Theatre.
 

TICKETS
$15- / General Audiences - Includes reception
$ 8-  / Seniors, Students
$ 8-  / Cinematheque Members
FoG Members will receive an invitation to the opening night, but must RSVP.
 
SELECT HONORS / FESTIVALS:
  • FILMFEST MUNICH, 2017 German Cinema New Talent Award –Annika Meier
  • KINOFEST LÜNEN, 2017 Perle – Award for Women in Film

Arne Feldhusen was born in 1971. He began his career as an assistant director and assistant editor. His directorial debut was the documentary STRASSENKINDER IN DEUTSCHLAND (1999).  His numerous television and cinema projects include BEACH BOYS (2002), LADYKRACHER (2002-3), STROMBERG (2004-12), DER KLEINE MANN (2009), STROMBERG – DER FILM, and MORD MIT AUSSICHT (2015). Since 2011, he has directed all episodes of the Grimme award winning series DER TATORTREINIGER. In addition to his work in film and television, Feldhausen also shoots music videos and commercials and has been a lecturer at the Hamburg Media School since 2006.

WORLD SALES
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