The 16th edition of the German Currents Film Festival 2022 takes place as an in-person event with screenings at the American Cinematheque and the Goethe-Institut. German Currents 2022 opens Friday, October 21st, at the Los Feliz 3 Theatre, with the LA Premiere of acclaimed director Andreas Dresen's multi-award-winning RABIYE KURNAZ Vs. GEORGE W. BUSH, based on Rabiye Kurnaz's real-life fight to free her son from Guantanamo Bay. Opening night continues with the west coast Premiere of director Natalia Sinelnikova's debut feature film, WE MIGHT AS WELL BE DEAD, which opened the program Perspective Deutsches Kino at Berlinale 2022.
German Currents continues on Saturday at the Goethe-Institut with the LA Premiere of veteran Filmmaker Andreas Kleinert's DEAR THOMAS, an intimate portrait of the East German artist and provocateur Thomas Brasch. Saturday closes with the LA Premiere of PRECIOUS IVIE. This multi-award-winning drama from Writer-director Sarah Blaßkiewitz focuses on a young Afro-German woman searching for her true self. The Goethe-Institut will also host the return of the beloved annual family matinee with a screening of Christian Theede's THE PEPPERCORNS AND THE SECRET OF THE DEEP SEA, a family-friendly adventure filled with courage, humor, and action.
This October also marks our one-year anniversary in our new location in this diverse community. We are grateful for the deep connections we have made in the community and look forward to celebrating this milestone with our wonderful German Currents audience.
To register for complimentary tickets to this year's cinema screenings, please click here.