Berlin & Beyond Film Fest Happens in SF Nov. 9-11

On November 9th, 2017 at the Roxie Theater in the Mission and on November 10th and 11th at the Goethe-Institut in Downtown San Francisco, America’s premiere festival of contemporary German cinema kicks off its 22nd season! The Autumn Showcase is presented in anticipation of the main 22nd edition of the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival (February 2018), and as the cinematic part of the 50th Anniversary Celebrations of the Goethe-Institut San Francisco with its series of cultural and community events this autumn.

The Autumn Showcase will feature the interactive film event The Verdict, the exhilarating Berlin film Tiger Girl, a night dedicated to Fritz Lang, a special encore screening of the 2017 Berlin & Beyond Film Festival Audience Award winner Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe, and Switzerland’s 2018 Academy Awards® entry The Divine Order.

SCHEDULE

Thursday, November 9th at the Roxie Theater:

6:30 PM – THE VERDICT (TERROR – IHR URTEIL)
Directed by Lars Kraume (120 min. including discussion. Germany. 2016)
Based on Ferdinand von Schirach’s “Terror”: Can it be justified to shoot down a civilian plane, converted by terrorists into a deadly suicide missile? This legal thriller tests the fundamental values of Democracy. US West Coast Premiere

9:15 PM – TIGER GIRL
Directed by Jakob Lass (90 min. Germany. 2017)

An exhilarating ride with Vanilla and Tiger, two girls struggling to fend for themselves in a city where free spirits are constantly broken by the world around them. Northern California Premiere

Friday, November 10th at the Goethe-Institut: Fritz Lang Night

6:00 PM – FRITZ LANG
Directed by Gordian Maugg (104 min. Germany. 2016)
Filmmaker Fritz Lang seeks inspiration for his first sound film by immersing himself in the case of serial killer Peter Kürten.

8:30 PM – M (M – EINE STADT SUCHT EINEN MÖRDER)
Directed by Fritz Lang (107 min. Germany. 1931)

A child murderer is on the loose in Berlin. The members of organized crime increasingly feel disturbed by the manhunt conducted by the police.

Saturday, November 11th at the Goethe-Institut:

5:15 PM – STEFAN ZWEIG: FAREWELL TO EUROPE (VOR DER MORGENRÖTE)
Directed by Maria Schrader (106 min. Germany/Austria/France. 2016)
Austria’s 2017 Academy Awards® entry: As a Jewish intellectual, Zweig struggles to find the right stance towards the events in Nazi Germany, while searching for a home in the new world. Encore Screening of the 2017 Berlin & Beyond Audience Award – Best Narrative Feature Gala

7:30 PM – THE DIVINE ORDER (DIE GÖTTLICHE ORDNUNG)
Directed by Petra Volpe (96 min. Switzerland. 2017)

Switzerland’s 2018 Academy Awards® entry: A young housewife challenges the status quo by fighting for women’s suffrage in 1971 Switzerland. San Francisco Premiere

TICKETS

Roxie Theater screening – per ticket: $13.00 general; $12.00 senior / student;
$11.00 Berlin & Beyond member

Goethe-Institut screening – per ticket: $10.00 general / senior / student; $8.00 Berlin & Beyond member

Double Feature “Fritz Lang” & “M” ticket set: $15.00 (no further discounts)

Festival Pass (all 6 films + priority entry): $60.00 general / senior / student; $50.00 Berlin & Beyond member

Tickets for Roxie Theater screenings: roxie.com/ai1ec_event/berlin-beyond-verdict/?instance_id=22324

Tickets to the Goethe-Institut screenings and the Festival Pass: brownpapertickets.com/profile/98451

Official Website: BerlinBeyond.com

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BERLIN & BEYOND FILM FESTIVAL

Since 1996, Berlin & Beyond Film Festival has been the leading festival of contemporary German cinema in the Americas, and has presented over 500 motion pictures, along with the presence of celebrated film figures, including Fatih Akin, Moritz Bleibtreu, Daniel Brühl, Hannelore Elsner, Florian David Fitz, Bruno Ganz, Maria Schrader, Barbara Sukowa, Wim Wenders. Including seasonal programming, Berlin & Beyond receives a combined attendance of over 12,000 people annually. The main 22nd Edition of the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival will take place February 9-11, 2018 at San Francisco’s iconic Castro Theatre, along with other dates and venues to be announced this autumn. berlinbeyond.com

GOETHE-INSTITUT

The Goethe-Institut is Germany’s official cultural center comprised of 159 institutes in 98 countries. The Goethe-Institut exists to promote art and films from Germany, the study of the German language, and encourage the international cultural exchange with Germany. Celebrating its 50th Anniversary in 2017, the San Francisco branch has been promoting German culture and language since 1967. Its year – round cultural activities include art exhibitions, film screenings, and special events with local cultural institutions. goethe.de/sf