Achtung! This month, two film series bring Berlin to L.A.

It may come as no surprise that Berlin is a hub of indie filmmaking creativity. This month L.A. cinephiles can see for themselves, with the Goethe-Institut's series New Berlin Cinema, featuring four award-winning new films from the Achtung Berlin film festival. Read more [...]

Countdown to ‘Twin Peaks’: David Lynch on the big screen

One way to pass the time until Twin Peaks returns in May: Hollywood's Egyptian Theatre is pairing seven David Lynch features with classics by other directors, in double bills that feel just right. If you don't know these movies already, don't read a thing about them beforehand; just come and let them blow your mind. Read more [...]

“How hard it is to live”: Kieslowski‘s ‘Dekalog’ returns

A subtitled 10-hour series inspired by the Ten Commandments might sound like bitter medicine indeed to some cineastes. But whether you watch it in a theater or at home, Kieslowski's Dekalog is more like a tonic — this is visual storytelling of an almost mind-boggling richness. Read more [...]

L.A. repertory cinemas pick: ‘The Dream Cycle of Jacques Rivette’

There will be no midsummer doldrums this year for adventurous L.A. cinephiles: The Cinefamily presents four films by the late Jacques Rivette, perhaps the most enigmatic and radical director of the French New Wave. These movies hail from an era of filmmaking touched by mad genius. Read more [...]

Now playing in L.A.: A sampling of the best recent German films

Ready to take a break from the multiplex? The L.A. Goethe-Institut's summer film series German Currents Retrospective 2007–2015 is a good starting point for anyone curious to see the most lauded recent movies from Germany. And all the screenings are FREE. Read more [...]