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KINO! Festival of German Films New York

Friday, March 31 – Thursday, April 6

Sunshine Cinema (Landmark Theatres), 143 E Houston St, New York, NY 10002

Once again, KINO! delivers fresh German films to downtown New York, this year from March 31 – April 6. Now in its fourth year as an independent festival, the program was curated by New York film professionals—distributor Meghan Wurtz, journalist Karl Rozemeyer, and festival consultant Marian Masone—who have selected a wide cross-section of high-quality, remarkable films.

KINO! 2017 will showcase twelve feature-length films: one North American premiere, five U.S. premieres, four East coast premieres, and two New York premieres, plus the Next Generation Short Tiger 2016 line-up. All of this year's programs will be held at the Sunshine Cinema (Landmark Theatres) located in The East Village, one of the city's most beloved art houses. We are also delighted to welcome many guests from Germany who will attend the screenings and engage with the audience. KINO! 2017 kicks off with the U.S. premiere of the colorful biopic PAULA, with the film's producer Ingelore Koenig as our special guest on March 31. Marian Masone will moderate a post-screening conversation.

In collaboration with Bertelsmann, in the centerpiece event DJ Raphael Marionneau will be at the turntables to provide the soundtrack for the screening of the newly restored Fritz Lang classic silent film DESTINY (1921).

German high-profile actress Martina Gedeck will be available for an artist talk after the screening of ORIGINAL BLISS by Sven Taddicken.

Finally, the Festival Team wants to encourage its audience to vote online for the KINO! 2017 Audience Award, powered again this year by Fandor, the premier VOD platform for high-quality independent films.

As part of the festival, Deutsches Haus at NYU will present Let's Talk About "Paula," a conversation among Ingelore Koenig, the film's producer, Fatima Naqvi, Professor of German and Film Studies at Rutgers University, and Noah Isenberg, Professor of Culture and Media at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.

North American premiere:
The Verdict by Lars Kraume

U.S. premieres:

All of a Sudden by Asli Özge
Destiny by Fritz Lang
Fog in August by Kai Wessel
Marija by Michael Koch
Paula by Christian Schwochow

East Coast premieres:
24 Weeks by Anne Zohra Berrached
Fukushima, Mon Amour by Doris Dörrie
Power to Change - The Energy Revolution by Carl A. Fechner
Wild by Nicolette Krebitz

New York premieres:
Hanna's Sleeping Dogs by Andreas Gruber
Original Bliss by Sven Taddicken

More information on KINO! 2017 can be found here:

KINO! 2017 is organized by German Films with the contribution of Deutsches Haus at NYU, the media partnership with The Village Voice, and others.