Today at The Clinton: Monday, Oct 14

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, Nov 13
7:00pm
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Director’s Biography:

Born in 1971 in Baden-Baden. Johannes Naber studied Philosophy and Indian Philology at the Freie Universität Berlin from 1991 to 1993 and then Film and Media at the Baden-Wuerttemberg Film Academy. After completing his degree, he moved back to Berlin, where he works as a director and screenwriter.

Filmography:

2013 AGE OF CANNIBALS (ZEIT DER KANNIBALEN)
2010 The Albanian (Der Albaner)
2007 Der Zweifel (short film)
2005 Anfassen Erlaubt (documentary)
1999 Popstar (thesis film)
German Film Awards 2015

Winner Outstanding Feature Film (Bester Spielfilm) and Best Screenplay (Bestes Drehbuch)

Nominee Best Direction (Beste Regie)

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The Age of Cannibals (Zeit der Kannibalen)
Director: 
Johannes Naber
Country: 
Germany
Year: 
2014
Runtime: 
93 minutes

Cut-throat business consultants Öllers and Niederländer travel the world without ever really seeing it. In advising companies on how to maximize profits, the two have managed to insulate themselves from the dangerous locations where they conduct business by never leaving their 5-star hotels. Models of ruthless efficiency, both hope to secure partnerships at their nameless company. When Bianca, a newly hired younger female consultant is sent to assist in the negotiations, her constant critique of her colleagues’ unscrupulous behavior with clients and hotel staff alike is unsettling to the executives, who pride themselves on their ability to remain emotionally disconnected. Confined within the walls of their hotel, the three protagonists reach grotesque extremes. The perfectly directed darkly comedic performances offer a timely critique of contemporary global economics. When the dangers of the outside world (experienced only through the occasional sounds of distant explosions or gunfire) find their way inside their hotel, the three models of efficiency prove to be incompetent.
 

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

Sunday, Dec 1
3:00pm
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THE LEGEND OF TIMM THALER OR THE BOY WHO SOLD HIS LAUGHTER is based on the children’s book of the same name written by James Krüss in 1962. An immediate best seller, it was successfully adapted as a TV series in 1979. In German literature, the basic motif – the selling of one’s soul to the Devil – has a long tradition, from Goethe’s “Faust” to Adelbert von Chamisso’s “Peter Schlemihl’s Miraculous Story” (in which the title character sells his shadow) to Thomas Mann’s “Doctor Faustus”. The motif also turns up often in German silent films, such as in the various versions of THE STUDENT OF PRAGUE (in which the object of the Devil’s desire is the poor student’s reflection in the mirror).

Director Andreas Dresen was born in 1963 in Gera. After completing his secondary education, he worked as a sound engineer at the state theater in Schwerin and completed an internship at the DEFA studio for feature films. From 1986 to 1991, he studied directing at the Film University Babelsberg “Konrad Wolf” in Potsdam-Babelsberg. Since 1992, he has worked as freelance author and director. He feature-film debut, SILENT COUNTRY (1992), already brought him the Hessian Film Award and the German Film Critics Association’s Award. He achieved his breakthrough at the 1999 Berlinale with his multi-character movie, NIGHTSHAPES. Two years later, GRILL POINT became a major success, for which he was also awarded the Silver Bear at the Berlinale as well as the German Film Award (Silver). Dresen enjoyed his largest public success to date in 2006 with SUMMER IN BERLIN. Dresen also makes documentary films, such as VOTE FOR HENRYK!, and returns regularly to the theater, among other places in Leipzig and Berlin. At the 2011 Cannes Film Festival, in the “Un Certain Regard” section. Dresen introduced his drama STOPPED ON TRACK, which observes how the diagnosis of an inoperable brain tumor affects a man and his family. From 2016 to 2017, Dresen directed his first feature film for children and youngsters, TIMM THALER OR THE BOY WHO SOLD HIS LAUGHTER (2017). Dresen is a member of the Academy of the Arts Berlin-Brandenburg, the European Film Academy, and a founding member of the German Film Academy. He lives in Potsdam.

German Film Awards 2017: Outstanding Children or Youth Film (Bester Kinder- und Jugendfilm).

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The Legend of Timm Thaler (or The Boy Who Sold His Laughter)
Director: 
Andreas Dresen
Country: 
Germany
Year: 
2017
Runtime: 
102 minutes

Timm Thaler is poor, but he laughs a lot, and often. His laughter is so charming and contagious that a diabolical Baron wants, at all costs, to have it for himself. And so the world’s richest man makes the boy a dubious offer: if Timm agrees to sell him his laugh, he’ll win every bet he ever makes in the future. After hesitating at first, Timm signs the contract. But though he can now seemingly fulfill his every wish, without his laugh, he is a different person. Only Timm’s friends can save him now.

Special Admission

General admission $7; children under 12 FREE!!!

ADVANCE TICKETS AVAILABLE.

Showtimes

Wednesday, Dec 11
7:00pm
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It’s as if the glory days of the 1990s never ended in this techno-fueled rave across the German countryside. Arne Feldhusen directs this hysterical and charming road trip through Germany’s mid-1990s club scene, co-starring Detlev Buck, Annika Meier and Marc Hosemann.

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Magical Mystery Or: the Return of Karl Schmidt
Director: 
Arne Feldhusen
Country: 
Germany
Year: 
2017
Runtime: 
111 minutes

Based on the novel by best-selling German author Sven Regener, MAGICAL MYSTERY follows recovering alcoholic Karl Schmidt (a brilliant Charly Hübner), who finds himself reunited with his old friends, who have now become successful DJs. Quickly enlisted as designated driver for their upcoming tour, Karl must keep the party-happy musicians in line while adapting to the world outside of rehab. For the next several months, he must resist the alluring temptation of partying, drugs and, of course, music!

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, Jan 8
7:00pm
Wednesday, Feb 12
7:00pm
Wednesday, Mar 11
7:00pm
Wednesday, Apr 8
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, Jan 8
7:00pm
Wednesday, Feb 12
7:00pm
Wednesday, Mar 11
7:00pm
Wednesday, Apr 8
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, Jan 8
7:00pm
Wednesday, Feb 12
7:00pm
Wednesday, Mar 11
7:00pm
Wednesday, Apr 8
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, Jan 8
7:00pm
Wednesday, Feb 12
7:00pm
Wednesday, Mar 11
7:00pm
Wednesday, Apr 8
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