October 13 - October 16, 2023

German Currents 2023


Los Feliz 3


More than just a series of film screenings, German Currents is a platform for cultural exchange, connecting German films and filmmakers with the greater Los Angeles community. This year’s festival takes place from October 13 – 16 with screenings at the American Cinematheque and the Goethe-Institut.

German Currents 2023 opens Friday, October 13th, at the Los Feliz 3, with the exclusive U.S. premiere of Birgit Möller’s multi-award-winning festival favorite, FRANKY FIVE STAR, starring Lena Urzendowsky (COCOON, Netflix’s DARK, and HOW TO SELL DRUGS ONLINE (Fast)). The opening night event continues with the L.A. premiere of veteran German filmmaker Fatih Akin’s German box office smash, RHINEGOLD (RHEINGOLD).

The festival weekend continues with the U.S. premiere of David Wnendt’s SUN AND CONCRETE (SONNE UND BETON), adapted from Felix Lobrecht’s best-selling novel. Additional screenings include the U.S. premiere of the popular short film showcase NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER, the U.S. premiere of Axel Ranisch’s ORPHEA IN LOVE, and the L.A. premiere of the retro-futuristic THE ORDINARIES, directed by Sophie Linnenbaum. To complete the festival program, German Currents will bring back its popular family matinee with a screening of MISSION ULJA FUNK, directed by Barbara Kronenberg, winner of the German Film Award for Best Youth Film.

For more information and to register for complimentary tickets to this year’s screenings, please click the following link: German Currents 2023 Films

The German Currents Film Festival is produced by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles and the American Cinematheque in kind cooperation with the German Consulate General, and with the support of The Friends of Goethe, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, ELMA, and the German Film Office.

Read More about FRANKY FIVE STAR
FRI OCT 13, 2023

7:00 PM



Los Feliz 3 | Q&A with actor Lena Urzendowsky 

Free popcorn and soda! L.A. Premiere! 

Read More about RHINEGOLD
FRI OCT 13, 2023

10:00 PM



Los Feliz 3 | L.A. Premiere!