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, Sep 11
7:00pm
wild heart

WED. September 11, 2019 – 7:00 PM

Germany | 2017 | 90:00 min

Director Charly Hübner, Sebastian Schultz

Festivals/Awards

2017
Seal of Approval ’highly recommended’
DOK Leipzig – Worldpremiere and four times awarded:
– DEFA Förderpreis
– Dokumentarfilmpreis des Goethe-Instituts
– ver.di Preis für Solidarität, Menschlichkeit und Fairness
– Gedanken-Aufschluss Preis

Nordische Filmtage Lübeck

Special THANK YOU to the Goethe Institute and WUNDERBAR TOGETHER!

Media: 
wild heart movie poster
Wild Heart
Director: 
Charly Hübner and Sebastian Schultz
Country: 
Germany
Year: 
2017
Runtime: 
88 minutes

“Wildes Herz” is a film about “Feine Sahne Fischfilet”, one of the most successful German punk rock bands, and their lead singer, Jan “Monchi” Gorkow.

A young band who are under surveillance by the Federal Office for the Protection of the Constitution, which gives them the right to call themselves the most dangerous band in Mecklenburg-West Pomerania. A film that shows how musicians fight against Nazis and feelings of emptiness and frustration, in a region where home means the beautiful flat countryside. With music that’s quite unlike their home: strong, loud, joyous.

As this film examines Jan “Monchi” Gorkow’s life in home movies and interviews with his parents we gradually begin to understand that it is a parable on, a coming to terms with and an answer to what happened in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern after the reunification. When a refugee centre in Rostock-Lichtenhagen was on fire, the population applauding and the police looking the other way. That is the time Monchi grew up in. His path – or his rage – took him via the ultras of F.C. Hansa Rostock to the moment when his punk band realised at the end of the noughties that Nazis enjoyed their gigs. Taking a stance was called for. The leftist movements of the 1990s failed, Gorkow says, and that this must never happen again. An important, almost normal, poetic and rough film – exactly like the band.

( DOK Leipzig, Leopold Grün)

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, 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, 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, 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