WED. NOV. 12, 2014 – 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
This Ain't California is a film about the skate-boarding scene in the old East Germany of the 80ies, and about the ways how this scene shaped the anti-socialist mind-set that ultimately led to the fall of the Berlin wall.Details
SUN. DEC. 14, 2014 – 4:00 PM Buy Tickets
"The Crocodiles" are back and they are in for quite an adventure! This is the final installment of the trilogy.Details
WED. JAN. 14, 2015 @ 7.00 PM Buy Tickets
The new film written and directed by Academy Award winner Caroline Link!
On vacation in the Moroccan capital to visit his estranged theatre-director father, 17-year-old Ben finds himself fascinated by the bustling, colorful city — and by a beautiful young woman who hails from a far different world than his own.Details
WED. FEB. 11, 2015 @ 7.00 PM Buy Tickets
There is no other film quite like The Flying Dutchman (Der Fliegende Holländer). Part opera, part experimental sound collage, and part avant-garde cinema, it is a surrealistic take on Wagner’s opera that pushed the boundaries of film making at the time.Details
WED. MAR. 11, 2015 – 7:00 PM
He's back ... meaner and more dangerous than ever... The Vexxer... Scotland Yard's funniest nightmare!
Thick fog is once again covering night-time London. Dark shadows fall on the city like a freshly ironed shroud. Sounds exactly like Edgar Wallace! But honestly, he also had nothing to do with this installment of the Skeleton-faced killer.
WED. APR. 8, 2015 @ 7.00 PM Buy Tickets
A naive dreamer attempts to circumnavigate the world on his motorcycle, surviving only on the money he makes along the way, until he finds what he wasn't even looking for.Details
WED. MAY 13, 2015 @ 7.00 PM Buy Tickets
Director: Uwe Janson
Germany, 2014, 90 min.
Adapted from the original story “If Stones Could Cry” by Stephen Glantz. Jonas, a young man on the run, arrives in Berlin just in time to save Ruth's life. Evicted from her apartment, the sarcastic but warmhearted Ruth, an aging Jewish cabaret singer, saw no other way out than suicide. Jonas, meanwhile, is driven by a secret, and is fleeing from his love and his future.Details
WED. JUNE 10, 2015 @ 7.00 PM Buy Tickets
Buddenbrooks – The Decline of a Family is the gripping cinematic adaptation of Thomas Mann's Nobel Prize-winning novel of 1900, starring Academy Award®-nominee Armin Mueller-Stahl in the lead role.
WED. JULY 8, 2015 – 7:00 PM Buy Tickets
Isabell Šuba made it – or so she thinks! One of her short films is screening at the world’s largest film festival. But instead of red carpet and caviar, her chauvinistic producer and an overbooked hotel await her in Cannes.Details
For the month of August, Zeitgeist Northwest is teaming up again with MOVIES IN THE PARK.
AUGUST 27, 2015 @ 6.30 PM at WALLACE PARK (NW25 & Raleigh)
This is a FREE event!
There will be NO additional monthly screening at the Clinton Street Theater in August!Details
WED. OCT. 14, 2015 – 7:00 PM
Directed by Cyrill Boss, Philipp Stennert
The faultless reputation of New York FBI agent Jerry Cotton is at risk: the Head of Internal Affairs, Daryl D. Zanuck, has accused him of double murder. Did Jerry shoot Sammy Serrano in revenge after being unable to prove the gangster boss guilty of the States Union gold haul?Details
WED. NOV. 11, 2015 @ 7.00 PM Buy Tickets
Set against the backdrop of breathtaking Patagonia, David Lama, climbing’s wunderkind, sets out to climb an unfathomable route on Cerro Torre, a mountain once said to be the most difficult in the world. Details
WED. DEC. 9, 2015 - 7:00 PM
GDR/Poland, 1960, 95 min, Color -In German; English subtitles
The first science-fiction film brought out in East Germany, The Silent Star is based on Stanislaw Lem’s mysterious novel, The Astronauts (1951). In it, an international expedition is sent to Venus to decipher a message found in the Gobi desert – and discovers it is a declaration of war on Earth.Details
SUNDAY - January 10, 2016 – 3:00 PM
Directed by Katja von Garnier
Cast: Hanna Binke, Marvin Linke, Cornelia Froboess
Through the unusual friendship she develops with a fierce stallion named Windstorm, Mika, a discontent girl, will discover her true passion and talent: she's a horse whisperer! Will she manage, against all odds, to tame Windstorm?Details
WED. FEB. 10, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Director: Doris Dörrie
Cast: Elmar Wepper, Hannelore Elsner, Aya Irizuki
After Rudi's wife Trudi suddenly dies, he travels to Japan to fulfill her dream of being a Butoh dancer.Details
WED. MARCH 09, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Director: Christian Alvart
Cast: Ken Duken, Nadeshda Brennicke, Charly Hübner
Based on the true story of Gisela Werler, Germany’s first female bank robber, BANKLADY relates the sudden transformation of a shy wallflower into a notorious bank robber in the 1960s.Details
WED. APRIL 13, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Director: Max Färberböck
Cast: Nina Hoss, Evgeniy Sidikhin, Irm Hermann
With a powerful lead performance by star Nina Hoss, A Woman in Berlin sheds a light on the moral complications of war.Details
WED. MAY 11, 2016 - 7:00 PM
To celebrate DEFA's 70th birthday we are showing:
Käthe Kollwitz: Images of a Life
Dir. Ralf Kirsten,GDR, 1987, 95 min., color,
Käthe Kollwitz was 47 years old and a well-established artist in Germany and abroad, when Peter, her youngest son, volunteered to fight in WWI and was killed. This painful tragedy changed Kollwitz’s life and art forever.Details
WED. JUNE 08, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Director:Philipp Stölzl Cast: Alexander Fehling, Miriam Stein, Moritz Bleibtreu
After aspiring poet Johann Wolfgang von Goethe fails his law exams, he's sent to a sleepy provincial court to reform,: instead, he falls for Lotte. Details
WED. JULY 13, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Katharina (Theresa Scholze) and Steffen (Max Riemelt) seem like the quintessential successful Berlin couple - they have well-paying jobs, a loving relationship and a spectacular apartment. One night, fed up with the predictability of their lives, they decide on a radical change: They're going to extinguish all traces of their existence and start over.Details
WED. AUG. 10, 2016 - 7:00 PM
Notoriously hip Berlin based celebrity hair dresser Tom Herzner falls in love with Heidi, the quirky owner of a neighborhood hair salon, turning both of their worlds upside down. So far so good. Only one problem: Tom is gay. Details
WED. OCT. 12, 2016 – 7:00 PM
Directed by: Paul Riniker
Cast: Jörg Schneider, Mathias Gnädinger, Beatrice Blackwell, Heidi Maria Glössner, Daniel Rohr
When Hans looks back, he must say: That was a good life! He saw the world, loved his wife Martha and yes, two, three things went wrong. But that doesn't need to be talked about. And now?Details
WED. NOV. 9, 2016 @ 7.00 PM
Director: Pierre-Henry Salfati
Cast: Mario Adorf, Katharina Derr, Hannelore Elsner
Having spent a lifetime concealing his heritage, an aging German Holocaust survivor finally tries to come to terms with his past in THE LAST MENTSCH.
WINDSTORM 2 (OSTWIND 2)
SUNDAY DEC. 04, 2016 – 3:00 PM
Summer vacation. Mika is overjoyed to see Ostwind again. But then she discovers strange wounds on the belly of Ostwind, for which no one has an explanation. Yet this is Kaltenbach verge of bankruptcy! Details
Thursday, January 26, 2017 @ 7:00 PM at CINEMA 21
Germany | Austria | Romania (2016) , 2 hr 42 min
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.Details
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.Details
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.
WED. FED. 8, 2017 - 7:00 PM
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.Details