Today at The Clinton: Wednesday, Feb 19

ALL ABOUT ME (Der Junge muss mal an die frische Luft)


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.

ALL ABOUT ME (Der Junge muss mal an die frische Luft)


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You know you’ve made it as one of your country’s most famous celebrities when they make a movie about your childhood. Such is All About Me—whose German title translates to The Boy Needs Some Fresh Air—a sweet origin story about Hape Kerkeling, one of Germany’s most beloved comedians and television hosts. Based on Kerkeling’s best-selling autobiography and marvelously handled by Oscar®-winning director Caroline Link (Nowhere In Africa), All About Me is an entertaining, sincere coming-of-age story about the therapeutic potential of laughter.

Bavarian Film Awards 2019 – Best Direction (Regiepreis)

German Film Awards 2019 – Highest grossing Film of the Year

German Film Awards BRONZE – Outstanding Feature Film (Bester Spielfilm)

German Film Awards GOLD – Best Performance by an Actress in a Supporting Role (Beste darstellerische Leistung – Weibliche Nebenrolle) and Outstanding Feature Film (Bester Spielfilm)

Romy Gala, Austria 2019 – Best Direction (Beste Regie)

Director Biography

Caroline Link’s career as a director began with immediate success both at the national and international level when her first feature film Beyond Silence (1996) was nominated for an Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film in 1997. After completing her second feature film, Punktchen Und Anton (1999), a children’s movie based on the Erich Kastner novel of the same name, Caroline Link directed Nowhere In Africa (2001), which won the Academy Award® for Best Foreign Language Film in 2003. In 2013, she directed Exit Marrakech, which premiered as a Special Presentation at the Toronto International Film Festival and won the Gryphon Award for Best Film at the Giffoni International Film Festival.


Exit Marrakech (2013)

A Year Ago in Winter (2008)

Nowhere in Africa (2001)

Punktchen und Anton (1999)

Beyond Silence (1996)

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ALL ABOUT ME (Der Junge muss mal an die frische Luft)
Caroline Link
100 minutes

It’s 1972 in Germany’s Ruhr Valley and Hape is simply Hans-Peter, a pudgy nine-year-old with a troubled family life; ever since his mother’s botched surgery, he has watched her sink into a deep depression, one that eventually leads to her taking her own life. With tragedy hanging over the family, his despondent father leaves Hans-Peter in the care of his kind-hearted grandmothers, whose love and care make it possible for the young lad to survive the emotional turmoil and use his natural comedic talents to heal his own wounds—all while making people laugh along with him. Maybe this kid has something going on!

Special Admission

General Admission:                          $ 10.00
Student/Senior (62+):                       $  8.00  (present I.D. at door)
Children (under 12) :                        $  6.00