15th Berlin and Beyond Film Festival, Castro Theater, San Francisco, October 22-28

For its 15th Anniversary, the Berlin & Beyond Film Festival presented by Goethe-Institut San Francisco joins join forces with sister festival, German Currents  for a single West Coast German Film Event.

Beyon Berlin showcases Swiss and Austrian talent along with German ones.


24 feature films ans 6 short ones are on the program.

Highlights include:

"Opening Night with the adventurous Vincent Wants to Sea, of a young man dealing with Tourette Syndrome hitting the road; Our Centerpiece, When We Leave, a story of a battered wife who fights for an independent and self-determined life against the resistance of her family; the epic Pope Joan, about the legendary woman who wrestled with faith, love, and women’s role in society; Autumn Gold, a documentary about athletes between 80 and 100 years old in their extraordinary race against time; Germany’s first RealD 3D animated feature, Animals United 3D - a wild feast for the senses; Closing Night with Julia’s Disappearance, a witty comedy from Switzerland about age, youth and other eternal truths; war drama Draft Dodgers - our first-ever Luxembourg special; and two thrilling films - Pianomania and The Robber - celebrating Austria’s National Day on October 26th."

For full details (film schedule, tickets, etc) check the Festival E-Book...

The festival takes place in San Francisco (and San Jose) from October 22 to October 28, 2010.

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