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PORTLAND GERMAN FILM FESTIVAL – Monthly Film Series

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In our Monthly Film Series, we will show a variety of GERMAN or GERMAN language films from Germany, Austria and Switzerland. On the 2nd Wednesday of each month, audiences will now have a chance to see these films on a regular basis at the CLINTON STREET THEATER. (Children movies will be playing on Sunday afternoons – please check our website.) All films are with English subtitles.

Showtimes

Wednesday, Apr 10
7:00pm
doomedlove

This film begins with the premise of a silent reproach: The proponents of the Oberhausen Manifesto of 1962 - for many marking the birth of New German Cinema - with their problem-laden work, have stood in the way of a freer, and perhaps more entertaining development of cinema at home. Dominik Graf focuses on some nearly-forgotten outsiders from those times, people like Roland Klick and Klaus Lemke. His views are often contradictory, but inspire a critical re-appraisal of the nineteen sixties and nineteen seventies.

Cast: Klaus Lemke, Roland Klick, Werner Enke, Olaf Möller, Lisa Gotto, Stefan Lukschy, Gisela Hahn, Martin Müller, Frank Tönsmann, Artur Brauner, Wolfgang Büld, Mario Adorf u.a.

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DOOMED LOVE: A JOURNEY THROUGH GERMAN GENRE FILMS
Director: 
Dominik Graf, Johannes Sievert
Country: 
Germany | France
Year: 
2016
Runtime: 
92 minutes

DOOMED LOVE: A JOURNEY THROUGH GERMAN GENRE FILMS is a documentary full of daring theses; often eagerly polemical, sometimes wonderfully enlightening, occasionally unsound in its combative claims. It is nonetheless a fruitful debate, and a worthwhile re-appraisal of many facts and views on a nearly-forgotten trajectory in New German Cinema, where it was, unjustly, just an episode.

Special Admission

General Admission:                          $ 10.00
Student/Senior (62+):                       $  8.00  (present I.D. at door)
Children (under 12) :                        $  6.00
Purchase TICKETS IN ADVANCE.

Showtimes

Wednesday, May 8
7:00pm
me and kaminski film

Germany in the 90s: Art critic Sebastian Zöllner is on the hunt for glory. He wants to write a tell-all book about Manuel Kaminski, a once prominent, now almost forgotten painter, pupil of Matisse and friend of Picasso, who’s retreated to a chalet in Graubünden and has long been blind. Zöllner tracks him down, unscrupulously invades his life, steals some of his late paintings, and entices him to travel to Belgium, where Kamiski's childhood sweetheart Theresa, who’s long been assumed dead, is thought to live. On the way, Zöllner begins to suspect that the old man might have the advantage over him.

Cast: Daniel Brühl, Jesper Christensen, Amira Casar, Denis Lavant, Jördis Triebel, Geraldine Chaplin, Jan Decleir

Media: 
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Me and Kaminski
Director: 
Wolfgang Becker
Country: 
Belgium | Germany
Year: 
2015
Runtime: 
124 minutes

Young journalist Sebastian Zöllner is writing an article on artist Manuel Kaminski. Zöllner hopes that Kaminski dies soon, so that he can cash in on his article.

Special Admission

General Admission:                          $ 10.00
Student/Senior (62+):                       $  8.00  (present I.D. at door)
Children (under 12) :                        $  6.00
Purchase TICKETS IN ADVANCE.

Showtimes

Wednesday, Jun 12
7:00pm
my wonderful west berlin archived photo

Germany's infamous Paragraph 175, which had made sexual acts between men a criminal offence since 1872, was only officially repealed in 1994. However, since the 1960s - with West Berlin being the only place were men could at least dance with other men - there had been public locales there, which became a refuge for young gay men from the Federal Republic. Using hitherto unpublished and often provocative archive material, and with support from many contemporary witnesses, Jochen Hick in this documentary film is researching the historical development of the gay scene from its antecedents until today.

Media: 
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My Wonderful West Berlin
Director: 
Jochen Hick
Country: 
Germany
Year: 
2017
Runtime: 
97 minutes

MY WONDERFUL WEST BERLIN recounts the lives and struggles of gay men in West-Berlin. Through present-day scenes and never before seen archival footage, a fascinating picture emerges of a city, that today characterizes itself as a dream destination and place of refuge for gays.

Special Admission

General Admission:                          $ 10.00
Student/Senior (62+):                       $  8.00  (present I.D. at door)
Children (under 12) :                        $  6.00
Purchase TICKETS IN ADVANCE.

Showtimes

Wednesday, Jul 10
7:00pm
zuckerbaby still

A little overweight, not as young as she was, employed as a funeral attendant – her life passes by monotonously. One day, however, the voice of a subway driver strikes her like a bolt of lightning. She does everything she can to get to know the man of her dreams. She takes time off to investigate the duty roster and the life of her ‘sugar baby’, buying herself pumps and lingerie. Once she’s finally lured the young man into her net, an unusual romance begins… Immersed in bright, primary colors by camerawoman Johanna Heer, the film is brought to life not least by its leading actors, the fascinating Marianne Sägebrecht and the absurdly naïve Eisi Gulp.

Cast: Marianne Sägebrecht, Eisi Gulp, Toni Berger, Manuela Denz 

Media: 
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Sugarbaby
Director: 
Percy Adlon
Country: 
West Germany
Year: 
1985
Runtime: 
86 minutes

An asocial, obese German woman lives in a large city. Unfortunately despite her kind and intelligent personality, she has had a lot of trouble making a connection with people, until she gets a crush on a handsome subway conductor.

Special Admission

General Admission:                          $ 10.00
Student/Senior (62+):                       $  8.00  (present I.D. at door)
Children (under 12) :                        $  6.00
Purchase TICKETS IN ADVANCE.

Showtimes

Wednesday, Aug 14
7:00pm
Wednesday, Sep 11
7:00pm
Wednesday, Oct 9
7:00pm
Wednesday, Nov 13
7:00pm
Wednesday, Dec 11
7:00pm

Details about each month's films and a link for ticket purchases will be posted as soon as they become available.

Special Admission

$10 General Admission; $8 Students/Seniors; $6 Children under 12

Showtimes

Wednesday, Aug 14
7:00pm
Wednesday, Sep 11
7:00pm
Wednesday, Oct 9
7:00pm
Wednesday, Nov 13
7:00pm
Wednesday, Dec 11
7:00pm

Details about each month's films and a link for ticket purchases will be posted as soon as they become available.

Special Admission

$10 General Admission; $8 Students/Seniors; $6 Children under 12

Showtimes

Wednesday, Aug 14
7:00pm
Wednesday, Sep 11
7:00pm
Wednesday, Oct 9
7:00pm
Wednesday, Nov 13
7:00pm
Wednesday, Dec 11
7:00pm

Details about each month's films and a link for ticket purchases will be posted as soon as they become available.

Special Admission

$10 General Admission; $8 Students/Seniors; $6 Children under 12

Showtimes

Wednesday, Aug 14
7:00pm
Wednesday, Sep 11
7:00pm
Wednesday, Oct 9
7:00pm
Wednesday, Nov 13
7:00pm
Wednesday, Dec 11
7:00pm

Details about each month's films and a link for ticket purchases will be posted as soon as they become available.

Special Admission

$10 General Admission; $8 Students/Seniors; $6 Children under 12

Showtimes

Wednesday, Aug 14
7:00pm
Wednesday, Sep 11
7:00pm
Wednesday, Oct 9
7:00pm
Wednesday, Nov 13
7:00pm
Wednesday, Dec 11
7:00pm

Details about each month's films and a link for ticket purchases will be posted as soon as they become available.

Special Admission

$10 General Admission; $8 Students/Seniors; $6 Children under 12