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German Film

A Weekend of Great New German Films Premiere at the Egyptian Theatre

Xaque Gruber | Posted 12.03.2014 | Los Angeles
Xaque Gruber

I chatted with the Director of the Goethe Institut-Los Angeles, Fareed C. Majari, who oversees German Currents to find out more about this unique weekend of film.

Generation War: Innocence Drowned

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 03.23.2014 | Entertainment
Corinna Clendenen

If you ever wonder just how thin the veneer of civilization is, Generation War is a testament to the illusion of man's moral evolution.

Faust: A Film for the Ages

Corinna Clendenen | Posted 01.25.2014 | Arts
Corinna Clendenen

Faust- mein Gott! The story's still kicking! Johann Wolfgang von Goethe's classic has been produced yet again, this time in cinematic form, in a film that is as wondrous as it is strange.

What a Surveillance State Looks Like: Barbara Revisits Cold War East Germany

Jason Apuzzo | Posted 01.19.2013 | Entertainment
Jason Apuzzo

the film becomes a profound indictment against the type of society in which allegiance to a political system overwhelms common humanity.

Something Spaetzle in the Air

George Heymont | Posted 03.03.2012 | Arts
George Heymont

With the New Year freshly ushered in, a look at the San Francisco arts calendar shows the first film festival of the year to be German Gems 2012 on Saturday, Jan. 14 at the Castro Theatre.

Wim Wenders on Pina: Capturing the Spirit of a Dance Legend With 3D

Terry Keefe | Posted 02.18.2012 | Entertainment
Terry Keefe


When We Leave: The Best Tribeca Film

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joseph Smigelski

In When We Leave, named Tribeca's Best Narrative Feature, a young mother flees her abusive husband to return to her family. What ensues is a devastating look at the perverse patriarchal tradition of honor killings.

Film Review: Soul Kitchen

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Joseph Smigelski

Soul Kitchen, the latest movie from German-Turkish director Fatih Akin, is quite a change from his two previous films. It's a very funny comedy about various kinds of relationships.

On the Road to Tribeca: Fatih Akin's Films

Joseph Smigelski | Posted 05.25.2011 | New York
Joseph Smigelski

I am looking forward to seeing Turkish-German director Fatih Akin's new movie, Soul Kitchen, at Tribeca. I so enjoyed two of his previous films that I decided to watch them again.

R.W. Fassbinder, Twisted Genius

John Farr | Posted 06.24.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the preeminent force behind Germany's "new cinema" of the seventies, would have just turned 64 had he lived. Sadly, last Thu...