AT EYE LEVEL (Auf Augenhöhe)

SAT. OCT. 07, 2017 @ 3.00 PM

106 mins. Germany (2016)

Directors/Screenwriters: Evi Goldbrunner, Joachim Dollhopf
Starring: Luis Vorbach, Jordan Prentice, Ella Frey, Marco Licht, Anica Dobra

Michael, an 11 year old orphan, lives in a children's home and has to fight each day to win the respect of the other children. One day, he finds out who his real father is and writes him a letter.


OFFLINE: ARE YOU READY FOR THE NEXT LEVEL? (Offline: Das Leben ist kein Bonuslevel)

SAT. OCT. 07, 2017 @ 5.00 PM

87 min, Germany 2016

Director Florian Schnell
Cast Moritz Jahn, Mala Emde, Ugur Ekeroglu, David Schütter, Hannes Wegener, Marc Zwinz

Awkward, withdrawn 17-year-old Jan (Jahn) spends much of his time escaping his tedious teenage existence through video games. Online, he’s Fenris, a formidable level 69 player in the fantasy game “Battle of Utgard.” While preparing for the online tournament “Ragnorök,” Jan is unceremoniously barred from the game.


BYE BYE GERMANY (Es war einmal in Deutschland)

SAT. OCT. 07, 2017 @ 7.00 PM

Germany 2017, 101 min

Director: Sam Garbarski

Cast: Moritz Bleibtreu, Antje Traue, Tim Sey, Mark Ivanir, Anatole Taubman, Hans Low, Pal Macsai, Vaclav Jakoubek

Actor Moritz Bleibtreu will be in attendance, Q&A after the film.

Moritz Bleibtreu stars as a smooth-talking salesman in postwar Frankfurt who barely survived the concentration camps and wants to leave for America but not before a tenacious U.S. special agent (Antje Traue) demands to know the details behind some of his questionable wartime activities.


Rivals Forever – The Sneaker Battle (Die Dasslers)


SUN. OCT. 08, 2017 - 11.00 AM

Germany, 2016 (180 min)
(There will be an intermission!) The film is in German with English subtitles.

Director: Cyrill Boss, Philipp Stennert
Cast: Christian Friedel, Hanno Koffler, Alina Levshin, Hannah Herzsprung

In the 1920s, two German brothers Adi and Rudi Dassler, launch a sports shoe company but grow steadily farther apart. With the rise of the Nazi regime, the siblings become rivals,each founding his own, competing sneaker company — Adidas and Puma.


NELLY’S ADVENTURE (Nelly’s Abenteuer)

SUN. OCT. 08, 2017 @ 3.00 PM

94 min., Germany

Director Dominik Wessely
Cast Flora Li Thiemann, Julia Richter, Kai Lentrodt, Gustav Peter Wöhler, Hannes Höchstmann, Hagi Lacatus, Raisa Mihal,

Thirteen-year-old Nelly's holiday in Romania takes a very dramatic turn when she accidentally discovers her family's secret plan to relocate there. Running away to avoid the reality of her fate, she walks straight into the hands of kidnappers!



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