Tag: 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 children.  There he …

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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 …

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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 …

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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:  Drama Running Time:  106 …

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

 

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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 …

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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 …

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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 life force, is …

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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 …

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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,

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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 …

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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 …

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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

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CLARA (Germany)

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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 …

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