The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles and the American Cinematheque present
German Currents 2013
7th Annual Festival of German Film Los Angeles
German Currents opens with the U.S. Premiere of Detlev Buck's visually stunning historical epic Measuring the World. The line-up continues with Jan Ole-Gerster’s Oh Boy, which swept the 2013 German film Awards. The North American premiere of Pia Marais’ thriller Layla Fourie, (Honorable Mention Berlinale 2013) is paired with the U.S. premiere of Thomas Arslan’s Germano-Western Gold, starring Nina Hoss. Two documentaries focus on other types of gold: The U.S. premiere of American born Matt Sweetwood’s Beerland looks at Germany’s beer culture, one glass at a time, while Oscar winning Markus Imhoof’s More than Honey is a study of bees in crisis. The L.A. premiere of Rainer Frimmel and Tizza Covi’s The Shine of Day, offers an improvisational character study of two entertainers. The U.S. premiere of Hermine Huntgeburth’s lively adaptation of Mark Twain’s classic The Adventures of Huck Finn is part of a family matinee with two all-ages film workshops conducted by the Echo Park Film Center.
Learn more about the film festival at http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/los/prj/ger/enindex.htm