FRI. SEPT. 25, 2015 – 7.30 PM – OPENING NIGHT! BUY TICKETS!
Germany 2014, 101 min
Directed by Margarete von Trotta
CAST: Katja Riemann, Barbara Sukowa, Matthias Habich, Karin Dor, Robert Seeliger, Gunnar Möller
By chance Paul Kromberger discovers on the internet a photograph of the US opera diva Caterina Fabiani who is the spitting image of Evelyn, his dead wife. His unease and growing sense of alarm are transferred to his daughter, Sophie. Filled with curiosity, she leaves Germany and journeys across the Atlantic to make contact with this stranger. Details
SAT. SEPT. 26, 2015 – 3.00 PM - BUY TICKETS!
Directed by Thomas Heinemann - 90 minutes
Nine-year-old Lola lives on a charming old houseboat with her mother. But life isn’t exactly going swimmingly for her. She misses her long-gone dad, and doesn’t much care for her mom’s new boyfriend.Details
SAT. SEPT. 26, 2015 – 5.00 PM - BUY TICKETS!
DIRECTOR: Dominik Graf - 120 minutes
A film continues even after the final credits have rolled – when people talk about it and discuss it. Critic Michael Althen, who died in May 2011, knew how to get this sort of passionate dialogue with cinema going in the most beautiful manner with the texts he wrote.Details
SAT. SEPT. 26, 2015 – 7.00 PM - BUY TICKETS!
Germany 2014, 92 min
DIRECTOR: Til Schweiger, Lars Gmehling
CAST: Til Schweiger, Dar Salim, Mehmet Kurtulus, Emma Schweiger, Dieter Hallervorden, Jan Josef Liefers, Katharina Thalbach, Tilo Prückner
Tilda's beloved grandfather, Amandus (Dieter Hallervorden) has Alzheimer’s. He always was the bon vivant, the humorous and beloved head of the family,; now he starts acting like a child.Details
SAT. SEPT. 26, 2015 – 9.30 PM - BUY TICKETS!
DIRECTOR: Norbert Heitker - 92 minutes
The most iconic festival film since WOODSTOCK.
WACKEN OPEN AIR is the biggest 3-day-rock- and metal-festival in the world. It's three days of raw energy, non-stop Heavy Metal music at full blast and 80.000 fans on a party frenzy. A true legend, taking place annually since 1990 in the sleepy German country town of Wacken, it attracts fans from all over the world.
SUN. SEPT. 27, 2014 @ 01.00 PM - BUY TICKETS!
One of the first post-World War II German films and the first Trümmerfilm. The former military surgeon Dr. Hans Mertens (Ernst Wilhelm Borchert) returns home from the battlefield to find his home destroyed. Susanne Wallner (Hildegarde Knef, in her first starring role), finds him living in her apartment as she returns home and they become roommates and even friends.Details
SUN. SEPT. 27, 2015 – 3.00 PM - BUY TICKETS!
Directed by Nino Jacusso - 96 minutes
Shana is a Canadian First Nations girl who is a gifted violinist. But she has problems no young person should have to face: her mother has died, and her father is struggling with his own demons. Only Shana’s new teacher seems to care about her, and at first, Shana pushes her away.
SUN. SEPT. 27, 2015 – 5.00 PM - BUY TICKETS!
Directed by Jürgen Böttcher - 94 minutes / German Democratic Republic 1966/1990
CAST: Monika Hildebrand, Rolf Römer, Paul Eichbaum, Holger Mahlich, Gesine Rosenberg
East Germany’s cultural apparatchiks felt the film “glorified the marginalized” and halted Böttcher’s
work on it in 1966; the film was not shown publicly until 1990. The DEFA Foundation commissioned
the film’s restoration, undertaken in 2014/15 in 4K from start to finish.
SUN. SEPT. 27, 2015 – 7.00 PM - BUY TICKETS!
Switzerland 2014, 96 min
DIRECTOR: Alain Gsponer
CAST: Helmut Förnbacher, Aaron Hitz, Robert Hunger-Bühler, Stefan Kurt, Maximilian Simonischek
Based on a true story - February 1939: Switzerland closes its borders to Jewish refugees. Hundreds of people continue crossing the border without a valid visa.Details
MON. SEPT. 28, 2015 – 7.00 PM - BUY TICKETS!
Directed by Ulrich Seidl - 81 minutes / Austria 2015
CAST: Fritz Lang, Alfreda Klebinger, Manfred Ellinger
A documentary that reveals what its subjects do in their respective basements.
The film is about people and basements and what people do in their basements in their free time.Details
TUES. SEPT. 29, 2015 - 7.00 PM - CLOSING NIGHT - BUY TICKETS!
Germany 1997, 110 min
DIRECTOR: Katja von Garnier
CAST: Katja Riemann, Jasmin Tabatabai, Nicolette Krebitz
Four female cons that have formed a band in prison get a chance to play at a police ball outside the walls. They take the chance to escape. Being on the run from the law they even make it to sell their music and become famous outlaws.Details
The 6th Annual Portland German Film Festival takes place SEPTEMBER 25 – 29, 2015 at CINEMA 21. Please check back for updates, “Like” us on facebook and sign up for our newsletter.Details