2015

THE MISPLACED WORLD (DIE ABHANDENE WELT) – US PREMIERE!

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. 


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LOLA ON THE PEA (LOLA AUF DER ERBSE)

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.


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WACKEN – THE MOVIE (WACKEN – DER FILM)

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.

 


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SHANA: THE WOLF’S MUSIC (SHANA – DIE WOLF’S MUSIK)

SUN. SEPT. 27, 2015 – 3.00 PM - BUY TICKETS!

Directed by Nino Jacusso - 96 minutes

Canada/Switzerland 

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.


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BORN IN ’45 (JAHRGANG 45) – US PREMIERE OF THE 4K RESTORATION

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.

 


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BANDITS (BANDITS)

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.


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2015 Portland German Film Festival

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.
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