The Germans are coming!

It’s about time – San Diego has its first German Film Festival and I’m happily involved as a volunteer! Yaay!

I’m so excited about this, being German and all, so naturally I will promote the hell out of this event! It takes place on the weekend of October 22nd – 23rd  inside MOPA (Museum of Photographic Arts) in San Diego’s beautiful Balboa Park.

All the films are in the German language, but have no fear – they come with subtitles, of course. The offerings start with the funny and heartwarming festival opener ‘Almanya – Willkommen in Deutschland‘ and end with the drama ‘Three‘ (‘Drei’), the latest film by director Tom Tykwer (most known for the awesome ‘Run Lola Run’) on Sunday evening. By the way, this festival is the ONLY opportunity to see ‘Three‘ on the big screen in all of San Diego. Yessss, we snagged it!

I’m especially looking forward to ‘Almanya – Willkommen in Deutschland’ (directed by Yasemin Samdereli), a charming comedy about a Turkish family that immigrated to Germany. Being an immigrant myself and having lived in the U.S. for many years now, I remember very well all the emotions of being in a new country – the excitement and wonder, but also the confusion about your identity, the fear and separation anxiety after leaving your family and friends at ‘home’.

Of course I plan on sneaking into the screening of ‘Three’, being a huge Tom Tykwer fan, duh! Hey Tom, can I be in your next movie, pleeeaase?  (hey, it never hurts to ask, right? ;)

For the whole film line-up you can go to our Facebook Event Page or the festival’s webpage German Currents. For regular updates you can follow us on Twitter or ‘like’ German Current’s Facebook Page. And last, but not least, you can buy the tickets here.

Still photo from the Oscar-nominated short film ‘The Gruffalo’, which will screen Sunday October 23rd

So, help me spread the word, share, ‘like’, tweet as much as you can so that we can do this again next year and get even bigger! I hope to see you there – I promise you’ll have a great time!

Oh, and did I mention the opening night will have free Mediterranean food and German wines & beers?

HA! I got your attention NOW, don’t I?   ;)

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