The annual German Currents Film Festival is a fixture on the cultural calendar in Los Angeles. Screening groundbreaking new movies from Germany, ranging from art house films to blockbusters, and from children’s matinees to late-night movies, German Currents attracts a diverse group of Angelenos of all ages. The opening night red carpet gala will take place on Friday, Oct 11thin Hollywood, followed by festival screenings from Oct 12ththrough Oct 14th.
“I am excited to open the festival with GUNDERMANN this year, the award-winning film about the extraordinary and contradictory life of East German singer/songwriter Gerhard Gundermann,” says Lien Heidenreich-Seleme, Director of the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, and German Currents Festival Director. “This year also marks the 30th anniversary of the fall of the Berlin wall and GUNDERMANN is a wonderful film engaging with the subject.”
GUNDERMANN director Andreas Dresen will be present at opening night. An audience favorite and box office success in Germany, the film received six German Film Awards (Lola) including Best Film: Gold, Best Directing, Best Screenplay, Best Leading Actor (Alexander Scheer), Best Production Design, and Best Costume Design.
German Currents is a co-production of the Goethe-Institut and the American Cinematheque and will once again bring culturally relevant and award-winning German-language cinema to Los Angeles.
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