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The American Cinematheque is a non-profit 501 (C) (3) organization.
The Film Programs of the American Cinematheque are presented at the magnificently renovated, historic 1922 Grauman's Hollywood Egyptian Theatre. Located at 6712 Hollywood Boulevard.
Photo Credit: Randall Michelson. Detail of Egyptian Theatre Ceiling. Aero Theatre: Barry King.

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<<<   October  20 - 24,  2010 >>>

Current German Cinema


More new Films from Germany at the Aero Theatre!


Co-presented by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles

With the Support of German Films, Berlin&Beyond/San Francisco, and ELMA (European Languages and Movies in America)

We are proud to present the fourth German Currents Showcase, featuring some of the best German films of the past year. German film has had a rich and varied history. The Weimar era boasted a post-Caligari, pre-Hitler gallery of master criminals, fantastic worlds and pre-noir femme fatales. In the early 70s, a phenomenon known as "New German Cinema" erupted onto our screens, driven by the allegories of Werner Herzog, the road movies of Wim Wenders and the Brechtian melodramas and satiric comedies of Rainer Werner Fassbinder. After the Berlin Wall collapsed in 1990, German producers began generating "hits" that betrayed a lighter touch in their direction and performances. If the films of the New German Cinema were marked by introversion and alienation, more recent German films are extroverted and kinetic, featuring charismatic directorial voices and actors in action.

This year’s selections feature a wide array of narrative films and documentaries, from sweeping epics to intimate comedies. These films deftly cover such powerful emotional topics as immigration (WHEN WE LEAVE), aging (AUTUMN GOLD) and abuse (THE SILENCE), but also keep a positive tone, as in delightfully acerbic comedy VINCENT WANTS TO SEA, a German box office hit with young adults. We are also proud to present the first German 3D-animated film, ANIMALS UNITED, inspired by Erich Kaestner’s well-known book; the fascinating documentary ROCK HUDSON: DARK AND HANDSOME STRANGER, about the Hollywood icon’s seemingly disparate double life; and the epic historical drama POPE JOAN, based on the book by Donna Cross. All films in German with English subtitles.




Wednesday, October 20 – 7:30 PM

Germany’s Official Oscar Submission: L.A. Premiere! WHEN WE LEAVE (DIE FREMDE), 2010, Majestic-Filmverleih, 119 min. Dir. Feo Aladag. Umay (a terrific Sibel Kekilli) is a young woman of Turkish descent, working hard to maintain a life of her own in Germany. However, Umay and her family don’t see eye-to-eye on her self-governed lifestyle, and what starts as a family feud quickly escalates into something much more grave. Winner of the Label Europa Cinemas award at the 2010 Berlin International Film Festival. In German with English subtitles. Reception and discussion following with director Feo Aladag. Actor Udo Kier will host the opening night screening. Trailer | Buy Tickets This film will repeat at the Aero Theatre on Oct. 24 at 7:30 PM.



Thursday, October 21 – 7:30 PM [ST]

[Spielberg Theatre] L.A. Premiere! ROCK HUDSON - DARK AND HANDSOME STRANGER (ROCK HUDSON – SCHOENER FREMDER MANN), 2010, Florianfilm GmbH, 95 min. Dir. Andre Schaefer. Rock Hudson was the symbol of true-blue, 1950s beefcake masculinity. Yet the actor’s personal battle in the 1980s with AIDS, revealing his previously concealed homosexuality and making him the first high-profile person with the disease, flipped his established image upside-down. Documentarians Andre Schaefer and Andrew Davies delve into the seeming contradictions surrounding Rock Hudson, creating a fascinating portrait of an individual who was at once very iconic and very human. In German with English subtitles. Discussion following with director Andre Schaefer. Trailer | Buy Tickets