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German Film Festival Monthly Series presents WALCHENSEE FOREVER

German Film Festival Monthly Series presents WALCHENSEE FOREVER

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janna ji wonders

Cast: Norma Werner, Anna Werner, Frauke Werner, Janna Ji Wonders, Jazon Wonders, Jutta Winkelmann, Rainer Langhans

About Director Janna Ji Wonders

Born in Mill Valley, California, she grew up near Lake Walchensee in Bavaria. She studied at the University of Film and Television in Munich and shot numerous music videos. Her documentaries Bling Bling, about the gangster rap scene in LA, and Street Punk Moscow, about young punks in the suburbs of Moscow, won several awards. Her feature film I Remember was selected for the 2015 Perspektive Deutsches Kino while her concept for Walchensee Forever received the „Made in Germany – Perspektive Fellowship“ in 2016; the completed film won the Bavarian Film Award in January 2020.

WALCHENSEE FOREVER movie poster
WALCHENSEE FOREVER
Director: 
Janna Ji Wonders
Country: 
Germany
Year: 
2020
Runtime: 
110 minutes

In this personal story about the eternal cycle of life, identity, roots, and self-fulfillment, director Janna Ji Wonders seeks to uncover the secrets of her family’s past and her role among four generations of strong, passionate women. Entrenched in their home near Bavaria’s Lake Walchensee, the women manage a café while the men in their lives come and go. But with the freedoms of the 1960s, Janna’s mother Anna and her aunt Frauke take off for Mexico, where they perform traditional German music and take part in Ayahuasca ceremonies. They also visited San Francisco during the “Summer of Love,” traveled to Indian ashrams, and became part of Rainer Langhans’ Kommune 1 in Berlin. But still, they ultimately return to Lake Walchensee.

Special Admission

$10 General Admission; $8 Senior/Student

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