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 [...]

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 [...]

‘Soccer Still Rules!’ Get ready for the World Cup with movies at the L.A. Goethe-Institut

Before all eyes turn to Brazil on June 12th, the L.A. Goethe-Institut is running 'Soccer Still Rules!', a series of German films that come at the phenomenon of soccer — ouch, I mean Fussball — from an impressive number of angles, in documentaries and broad comedies alike. Read more [...]

This weekend, L.A.’s ‘German Currents’ film festival will measure the world

This weekend at the Egyptian Theatre in Hollywood, two of my favorite things: the best new German movies... plus receptions with beer in the Egyptian's courtyard. Read more [...]

‘Berlin Blues’ and films by Detlev Buck, at the L.A. Goethe-Institut

Wednesdays this fall at the L.A. Goethe-Institut: Films directed by and/or starring the award-winning German writer, actor and filmmaker Detlev Buck. For me the biggest attraction here is Berlin Blues, co-starring Christoph Waltz, about a West Berlin deadbeat whose drinking is interrupted by the fall of the Wall in 1989. Read more [...]