Happy 70th birthday Udo Kier!

Veteran German actor Udo Kier — who has in his career played everything from a vampire to Hitler to a monster baby – just turned 70th. Udo Kier will be featured in this year’s Portland German Film Festival with Jeremy JP Fekete’s documentary “ME…UDO…starring Udo Kier” which will play with the short GRAF KARPATOVICZ AND THE BLONDE BITE. His role

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PORTLAND GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL 2014 – TRAILER

Watch the complete trailer for this years Portland German Film Festival here! The festival starts Friday, Nov. 7, 2014 @ 07.00 PM at Cinema 21 with Doris Dörrie’s The Whole Shebang (Alles Inklusive). The tickets will go on sale shortly. Like us on Facebook.

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More guests announced for the Portland German Film Festival 2014

The Portland German Film Festival 2014 is welcoming two of Germany’s rising stars, Paula Kalenberg and Tim Oliver Schultz for the US PREMIERE of INGE IS DANCING (SYSTEMFEHLER – WENN INGE TANZT). Our closing night film is proudly sponsored by LUFTHANSA and we will also welcome Consul General of the Federal Republic of Germany Stefan Schlüter in Portland.   Paula

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Portland German Film Festival – Monthly Film Series

Zeitgeist Northwest is excited to introduce our PORTLAND GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL – Monthly Film Series. We will show a variety of films once a month at the Clinton Street Theater. Slated so far are:   Wednesday, November 12, 2014 @ 7:00 PM THIS AIN’T CALIFORNIA                   Sunday, December 14, 2014 @ 4:00

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HOT SUMMER (HEISSER SOMMER) at MOVIES IN THE PARK on Aug. 21, 2014

Please join us for an evening in NW Wallace Park for music, German food by Urban German ( famous for the ‘Currywurst’) free popcorn and a fun summer movie sponsored by Zeitgeist Northwest and the German Program in the School of Language, Culture and Society at Oregon State University This screening is part of Portland’s MOVIES IN THE PARK series

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The DEFA Film Library at UMass Amherst Turns 20!

East Germany’s film monopoly, Deutsche Film-Aktiengesellschaft (DEFA), produced a breadth and depth of films ranging beyond simple propaganda to westerns, science fiction films, musicals, melodramas, spy thrillers, women’s films, fairy tales, and children’s films. In the fall of 2013 the DEFA Film Library at UMass Amherst, which was officially founded on September 23, 1993 was celebrating their 20th anniversary. The

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US Premiere – GOLD – YOU CAN DO MORE THAN YOU THINK

The German Film Festival 2013 hosted the US Premiere of  GOLD – YOU CAN DO MORE THAN YOU THINK  with Producer Hendrik Flügge in attendance. GOLD – YOU CAN DO MORE THAN YOU THINK is the emotional story about three outstanding top Athletes. Henry Wanyoike, a blind Marathon runner from Kenya, Kirsten Bruhn, paralyzed Swimmer from Germany and Kurt Fearnley,

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