Free admission with RSVP via Eventbrite link
Seating is limited, and on a first-come, first-served basis.
Wednesday, March 15th 2017, 7:00pm
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, 5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles CA 90036
Info: +1 323 5253388 or Info@losangeles.goethe.org
Writer-Director: Aron Lehmann, Germany, 2012, 90 min., German with English subtitles, digital.
Cast: Robert Gwisdek, Jan Messutat, Rosalie Thomass, Thorsten Merten, Michael Fuith, Luise Lähnemann, Christian Lex, Heiko Pinkowski
When young filmmaker Lehmann (Gwisdek) suddenly loses funding for his current project (based on the historical drama Michael Kohlhaas by Heinrich von Kleist) he is faced with a serious dilemma: should he halt production, or use what little means he has at his disposal to realize his cinematic vision?
Instead of producing the lavish historical epic he had planned, Lehmann is forced to work with what (and whom) he can to continue filming.
Impressive sets are replaced by the local “castle ruins” and lay actors from the nearby village complete the film’s cast. Though his actors are armed with imaginary swords and clad in home-made costumes, Lehmann believes the verisimilitude of their performances and the imagination of the audience should be enough to hold the production together. Just as Kleist’s titular character, Lehmann is a man who fights for his beliefs; Sincerity and Justice. Prepared to go to great lengths to ensure that his film is completed, Lehmann must trust that his cast and crew are as dedicated to the production as he is.
$1 validated parking (for events only) on weekdays after 6:00 pm and all day on weekends in the Wilshire Courtyard West underground garage-P1.