Sunday, October 7 – 5:30 PM
Los Angeles Premiere! SUMMER WINDOW (FENSTER ZUM SOMMER), 2011, 96 min. Julianne (Nina Hoss) and August (Mark Waschke) are a happy couple, despite having met in unhappy circumstances on the day that Julianne's friend Emily (Fritzi Haberlandt) died. Obsessed with the possibility of "saving Emily," Julianne becomes erratic and isolated, jeopardizing her relationship with the man who could very well be her soulmate and help her through her grief. Director Hendrik Handloegten delivers a trenchant and even suspenseful drama, which addresses loss, impossible love and love made impossible by outside circumstances. Nominated for three German Film Awards, including Best Supporting Actress (Haberlandt), Best Cinematography and Best Film Score. In German with English subtitles.
Los Angeles Premiere! THIS AIN'T CALIFORNIA, 2012, 90 min. Divided into seven chapters, Marten Persiel's fascinating documentary retraces the life of East German skateboarder Denis “Panik” Panicek from the 1970s through the '90s. Illustrating how the sport brought people together in fractured Germany, the film reinterprets the severe, bleak aesthetic of the GDR and turns it into a playground, emphasizing the subversive power and identity outlet that skate culture provided in Communist Germany. Using a blend of Super 8 footage, testimonies from Panicek's friends, black-and-white animation and a punchy soundtrack, Persiel recreates the atmosphere of freedom and rebellion Panicek helped to foster. In German with English subtitles. Discussion following the second feature with director Marten Persiel and producer Ronald Vietz (THIS AIN’T CALIFORNIA).
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Added by AmericanCinematheque on September 20, 2012