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OPENING NIGHT FILM & GALA RECEPTION
SATURDAY, Oct 22, 2016 | 7:30 PM | The Natural History Museum (theNAT)
Germany (2015) Tragically comedic road movie based on Daniel Kehlmann’s novel. A failing journalist (Daniel Brühl) hopes to cash in on the imminent death of famed “Blind Painter” Manuel Kaminski.
In Person: Director Wolfgang Becker
SUNDAY, Oct 23, 2016 | 10:30 AM | Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA)
Switzerland (2015) The classic Swiss children’s story of Heidi, her grandfather (Bruno Ganz), and their beloved Alpine home returns to the screen for a new generation, and offers a fresh take on the young heroine with authentic depictions of the era. WINNER: Best Children’s Film – German Film Award 2016
FAMILY MATINEE | US PREMIERE
SUNDAY, Oct 23, 2016 | 1:30 PM | Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA)
Germany (2015) In this turbulent coming-of-age adventure, computer gamer Jan gets hacked by an opponent and has to go out on a journey through the real world. Teaming up with feisty gamer Karo, the two teenagers have to overcome many obstacles before discovering their true identity.
SUNDAY, Oct 23, 2016 | 4:00 PM | Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA)
Germany (2016) Comedian Astrid (Julia Jentsch) is six months pregnant and confronted with a heart-wrenching decision. She and her husband Marcus (Bjarne Mädel) have a choice to make, but struggle to answer the impossible: “Who decides whether a child will have a life worth living?”
In Person: Actor Bjarne Mädel
SUNDAY, Oct 23, 2016 | 7:00 PM | Museum of Photographic Arts (MOPA)
Germany (2015) Celebrated TV star Hape (Devid Striesow) takes a sabbatical to embark on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, the famed spiritual path of St. James' Way. Filled with the comedian's self-deprecating sense of humor and shot at beautiful historic locations, the film is about finding and seeking – amusing, moving and emotional.