Zeitgeist Northwest will present the 8th Annual Portland German Film Festival, September/ October 2017 at  Cinema 21. Please check back for updates, “Like” us on facebook and sign up for our newsletter.

TONI ERDMANN – Opening Night on January 26, 2017

Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM at CINEMA 21
Germany | Austria | Romania (2016) , 2 hr 42 min
Directed by Maren Ade
Winfried doesn't see much of his working daughter Ines. The suddenly student-less music teacher decides to surprise her with a visit after the death of his old dog. It's an awkward move because serious career woman Ines is working on an important project as a corporate strategist in Bucharest. The geographical change doesn't help the two to see more eye to eye.



SPECIAL SCREENING - Sunday, February 5, 2017, 7:00PM @ CINEMA21  BUY TICKETS

Director: Maria Schrader
Screenplay: Maria Schrader, Jan Schomburg
Austria, Germany, France, 2016, 106 min. ,German, English, Spanish with English subtitles.
Starring: Josef Hader, Barbara Sukowa, Aenne Schwarz, Matthias Brandt, Charly Hübner

Discussion with writer-director Maria Schrader following the screening.

Schrader’s film episodically tells the story of the Austrian Jewish writer Stefan Zweig and his life while in exile from 1936 to 1942.
Best known in the US for his novellas The Royal Game, and Letter from an Unknown Woman, that was later adapted into a film directed by Max Ophüls, starring Joan Fontaine.
Stefan Zweig (next to Thomas Mann) was the most-translated German-speaking writer of his time, but having been driven into emigration at the peak of his worldwide fame, Zweig falls into despair at the sight of Europe’s downfall, which he had anticipated early on.


THE EDGE OF HEAVEN (Auf der anderen Seite)

WED. FED. 8, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Germany/ Turkey
116 min / In German,Turkish and English, with English Subtitles

Directed by: Fatih Akin,  Cast: Baki Davrak,Gürsoy Gemec, Cengiz Daner and Hanna Schygulla

Fatih Akin, the critically-acclaimed director of HEAD-ON, weaves overlapping tales of friendship and sexuality into a powerful narrative of universal love. Six characters are drawn together by circumstances-an old man and a prostitute forging a partnership, a young scholar reconciling his past, two young women falling in love, and a mother putting the shattered pieces of her life back together.


I’m Off Then: Losing and Finding Myself on the Camino de Santiago (Ich bin dann mal weg)

WED. April 12, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Germany 2015
92 min / In German, with English Subtitles

Directed by: Julia von Heinz  Cast: Devid Striesow, Martina Gedeck, Karoline Schuch |

Overweight, overworked, overwrought – celebrated TV star Hape realizes he can't go on this way. He takes a six-month sabbatical, and embarks on a pilgrimage to Santiago de Compostela, the famed spiritual path of St. James' Way. He sets out in search of himself. A film about finding and seeking – amusing, moving and emotional.


SISSI (Sissi)

Remembering Romy Schneider on the

35th anniversary of her death


WED. May 10, 2017 - 7:00 PM

Austria 1955
102 min / In German, with English Subtitles

Directed by: Ernst Marischka,  Cast: Romy Schneider, Karl Heinz Bohm, Magda Schenider,

In the first of a trilogy of movies about Elisabeth "Sissi" of Austria, the young vibrant princess catches the eye of her sister's fiancé, Emperor Franz Josef.



WED. July 12, 2017 - 7:00 PM

96 mins. German 2016

Director: Max Zähle
Cast: Lucas Gregorowicz, Frederick Lau, Anna Bederke, Lars Rudolph, Heiko Pinkowski, Jan-Gregor Kremp

Mirko Talhammer (Lucas Gregorowicz) is beside himself when two strangers show up at his posh insurance office to remind him where he really comes from: a provincial scrapyard, where careers are not what counts and other things are more important: scrapping things, the family, and every once in a while, a good old fist fight.