WHEN HITLER STOLE PINK RABBIT (Germany & Switzerland)

WHEN HITLER STOLE PINK RABBIT (Germany & Switzerland)

DFS Members will be sent a link on 7/11 to watch this film.  Suppose your country began to change. Suppose that without your noticing it became dangerous for some people to live in your country. Suppose you found, to your complete surprise, that your own father was...
SILENT REVOLUTION  (Germany)

SILENT REVOLUTION (Germany)

DFS members will receive an E-mail link on SA, May 16 to enable them to watch this film.   SILENT REVOLUTION – Germany – 111 min – Drama/History A gripping and true story set in 1956 in East Germany of a group of students who saw their life changed forever by a...
HOW ABOUT ADOLF?  (Germany)

HOW ABOUT ADOLF? (Germany)

DFS members will receive an E-mail link on SA, 4/25 to enable them to watch this film. WHAT ABOUT ADOLF? – Germany – 91 min – Comedy Southern California Premiere  “What’s in a name?” Shakespeare’s lofty question takes on new life in this savage...
THE KEEPER (U.K., Germany)

THE KEEPER (U.K., Germany)

THE KEEPER Southern California Premiere  The true story of Bert Trautmann, German POW and English soccer star.  A heartfelt movie of romance and redemption following WW2. The Keeper tells the extraordinary love story between a young English woman and a German PoW, who...
BALLOON (Germany)

BALLOON (Germany)

BALLOON – Germany – 128 min – Drama | Thriller Based upon a true story. 1979, Thuriingen, East Germany at the height of the Cold War. Günter Wetzel (David Kross, The Reader), a bricklayer, and his friend Peter Strelzyk (Friedrich Mücke), an electrician, can no...
SANCTUARY / Freistatt  (Germany)

SANCTUARY / Freistatt (Germany)

U.S. PREMIERE “May 1968: Rolling Stones, bell-bottoms, mini-skirts, sexual revolution, protests against the Vietnam War… While Germany sets off for a new era of freedom, rebellious fourteen-year-old Wolfgang gets sent to Freistatt, a foster home for difficult...
THE ORIGIN OF VIOLENCE  (France/Germany)

THE ORIGIN OF VIOLENCE (France/Germany)

COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE Nathan Fabre, a young Catholic teacher, while working on his thesis about French resistance to the Nazis during World War II, discovers a photograph of a prisoner in Buchenwald concentration camp whose resemblance to his father is uncanny....
CENTER OF MY WORLD  (Germany)

CENTER OF MY WORLD (Germany)

When Phil returns home from summer camp he finds that his mother and twin sister, aren’t speaking to one another. Unwilling to confront his family during the last of the summer holidays, Phil escapes to hang out with his best friend.  As the school year begins,...
HANDS OF A MOTHER / Die Hände meiner Mutter (Germany)

HANDS OF A MOTHER / Die Hände meiner Mutter (Germany)

GUEST:  FLORIAN EICHINGER  (Writer/Director)  At a family gathering, Markus, an almost 40-year-old doting father, is reminded of his ugly childhood when his 4-year-old son is slightly injured while alone with his grandmother. Writer|Director:  Florian Eichinger Genre:...
DOLORES   (Germany) showing with JOE’S VIOLIN   (USA)

DOLORES (Germany) showing with JOE’S VIOLIN (USA)

  DOLORES California Premiere Georg Letterer is an introvert modeler, who builds detail-obsessed prototypes. He receives an order from famous Hollywood actress Dolores Moor to make a model of her extravagant villa. This is the opportunity for Georg to escape from...
FAMILIENFEST  (Germany)

FAMILIENFEST (Germany)

U.S. PREMIERE One Time Screening It’s the 70th birthday of Hannes Westhoff and his family (his first and second wives and his children) gather for the weekend in his villa.  Without consideration for losses, their mutual taunts, accusations & aversions run free....
TO LIFE!   (Germany)

TO LIFE! (Germany)

COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE When young drifter Jonas (Max Riemelt) begins a friendship with ageing and isolated Ruth (Hannelore Elsner), their two lives become intimately intertwined.  Raised in postwar Germany, Ruth, an ex-cabaret Yiddish performer with a suppressed...
THE TOWER  (Germany)

THE TOWER (Germany)

WEST COAST PREMIERE “A devastating German television mini-series about life in East Germany in the 1980s as experienced by a cultured family in suburban Dresden. A sweeping overview of a society that operates on fear, secrecy and duplicity. The Tower reminds us that...
THE LAST MENTSCH   (Germany)

THE LAST MENTSCH (Germany)

SOUTHERN CALIFORNIA PREMIERE Marcus (MARIO ADORF) is a survivor of Theresienstadt and Auschwitz.  His survival strategy after the war was creating a new identity for himself in Germany, one without Jewish friends or ties.  Now faced with his own mortality, he suddenly...
CLOSED SEASON /ENDE DER SCHONZEIT   (Germany)

CLOSED SEASON /ENDE DER SCHONZEIT (Germany)

Bruno, a young German entomology student, travels to an Israeli kibbutz, but he is not seeking a romantic experience in the young Zionist state, nor will he make any scientific discoveries. Before her death, Bruno’s mother told him to deliver a letter to Avi, a...
MY GERMAN FRIEND   (Germany & Argentina)

MY GERMAN FRIEND (Germany & Argentina)

COACHELLA VALLEY PREMIERE After the war, Nazis and Jews alike fled to Argentina to escape war crime tribunals and the horrendous persecution of the past, respectively. Each brings with them an intense dislike of the other, trying their best to begin new lives, but the...
FREE FALL  (Germany)

FREE FALL (Germany)

On a weekend police-training course, Marc meets fellow officer, Kay, and begins to develop feelings for him. Kay is spontaneous and a little illicit, which is not Marc’s day-to- day life. Back at home though, Marc thinks nothing of it-until Kay is transferred to...
CLARA  (Germany)

CLARA (Germany)

Coachella Valley Premiere – One Time Screening Clara Schumann” wears the mantle of a period love story with attractive distinction — touted as the tale of the feverish ménage-a-trois between 19th-century composers Clara, her husband, Robert Schumann and his protege...