‘Christiane F.’: How the story of teenage junkies in West Berlin became a phenomenon

Screening at the L.A. Goethe-Institut on Wed., Sept. 16, 2015: At one point Christiane F. was the highest-grossing native film in West Germany, which is astonishing when you consider how dark it is. The movie features a soundtrack of Berlin-era David Bowie songs, and Bowie himself in concert. Read more [...]

The kids in ‘Perks of Being a Wallflower’: They can be ‘Heroes’

For a pivotal scene in The Perks of Being a Wallflower, writer-director Stephen Chbosky needed a cool, semi obscure song that would inspire a high school kid in the early ‘90s. But the song also couldn’t sound like a relic or a one-hit wonder to movie audiences in 2012. Cue up David Bowie's "Heroes," now known as "the tunnel song" to a younger generation of moviegoers. Read more [...]