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San Francisco's 17th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival
Thursday Sep 27, 2012 9:00pm-1:30am in San Francisco
Festival Director Sophoan Sorn & Team warmly invite you to attend the 17th Berlin & Beyond Film Festival - America's largest celebration of new films from Germany, Austria, Switzerland & Beyond! Running 6 days & nights on the giant screen of the world-famous Castro Theatre in San Francisco, Sept. 27th-30th & Oct. 3rd-4th; with programs at the Goethe-Institut, Sept. 29th-Oct. 2nd. Visit http://berlinbeyond.com for details, films info., trailers, tickets and more!

21 feature films and 5 full-length documentaries highlight the very best of German cinema today, along with six short films with filmmakers of tomorrow. A dazzling delegation led by the legendary actor Mario Adorf - recipient of the Lifetime Achievement Award in Acting - will fly in from Europe to join us for this extraordinary occasion! All foreign-language films presented at the festival will have English subtitles. Half of the films will be presented in 35mm film projection.

Download Festival Guide PDF: http://www.sendspace.com/file/g99rye


OFFICIAL CASTRO THEATRE SCHEDULE:

Thursday, September 27

- 7:00pm - Opening Night Film: BARBARA (Germany's national entry to the 2013 Academy Awards - West Coast premiere)
http://bbff2012barbara.bpt.me
- 9:15pm: Opening Night Party (in the mezzanine)
http://bbff2012barbara.bpt.me

Friday, September 28

- 1:30pm: HOME FOR THE WEEKEND (US premiere)
http://bbff2012home.bpt.me
- 4:00pm: SHIP OF THE DEAD (Mario Adorf Tribute)
http://bbff2012ship.bpt.me
- 6:15pm: THE RHINO AND THE DRAGONFLY (Lifetime Achievement Award in Acting for Mario Adorf) with Mario Adorf in person. International premiere.
http://bbff2012rhino.bpt.me
- 9:00pm: FAUST (the new reimagining by Russian auteur Alexander Sukorov)
http://bbff2012faust.bpt.me

Saturday, September 29

- 10:30am: LESSONS OF A DREAM starring Daniel Brühl
http://bbff2012lessons.bpt.me
- 1:00pm: AUDRE LORDE: THE BERLIN YEARS 1984 TO 1992 & Reading of "Invisible Woman. Growing Up Black in Germany" by Ika Hügel-Marshall, with Director Dagmar Schultz in person.
http://bbff2012audre.bpt.me
- 4:00pm: THE FOSTER BOY (US premiere) starring Switzerland's official Shooting Star 2012 Max Hubacher
http://bbff2012boy.bpt.me
- 6:15pm: Centerpiece Film: BAIKONUR with Director Veit Helmer in person. Preceded by FLAMINGO PRIDE.
http://bbff2012baikonur.bpt.me
- 8:45pm: THE TIN DRUM - DIRECTOR'S CUT West Coast Premiere of the new restoration, with Mario Adorf in person.
http://bbff2012drum.bpt.me

Sunday, September 30

- 11:00am: TOM SAWYER (new vision of Mark Twain classic, North American premiere)
http://bbff2012tom.bpt.me
- 1:30pm: COLOR OF THE OCEAN
http://bbff2012color.bpt.me
- 4:00pm: THE WALL starring Martina Gedeck (North American premiere)
http://bbff2012wall.bpt.me
- 6:30pm: 4 DAYS IN MAY
http://bbff2012may.bpt.me
- 8:45pm: THE DOOR starring Mads Mikkelsen with Director Anno Saul in person. North American premiere.
http://bbff2012door.bpt.me

Wednesday, October 3

- 11:00am: WESTWIND
http://bbff2012west.bpt.me
- 1:30pm: SHORTS PROGRAM
http://bbff2012shorts.bpt.me
- 4:00pm: CRACKS IN THE SHELL starring Stine Fischer Christensen
http://bbff2012cracks.bpt.me
- 6:30pm: COMBAT GIRLS with German Film Awards Best Actress Alina Levshin in person.
http://bbff2012combat.bpt.me
- 9:00pm: SUMMER WINDOW starring Nina Hoss
http://bbff2012summer.bpt.me

Thursday, October 4

- 11:00am: LESSONS OF A DREAM starring Daniel Brühl
http://bbff2012lessons2.bpt.me
- 2:30pm: BATTLE OF THE QUEENS preceded by OF DOGS AND HORSES
http://bbff2012queens.bpt.me
- 5:00pm: WUNDERKINDER
http://bbff2012kind.bpt.me
- 7:30pm: Closing Night Film: THIS AIN'T CALIFORNIA with Director Marten Persiel & Producer Ronald Vietz in person
http://bbff2012cali.bpt.me
- 9:30pm: Closing Night Party



OFFICIAL GOETHE-INSTITUT SCHEDULE:

Saturday, September 29

- 2:00pm: Animation Workshop with Tomer Eshed
http://bbff2012ani.bpt.me

Sunday, September 30

- 10:30am: Masterclass with Veit Helmer
http://bbff2012veit.bpt.me
- 2:00pm: Kurz und Gut Teachers' Animations Workshop (by invitation only)

Monday, October 1

- 6:30pm: THE SUBSTANCE: ALBERT HOFMANN'S LSD with Director Martin Witz in person.
http://bbff2012lsd.bpt.me
- 8:30pm: BREATHING (Austria's national entry to the 2012 Academy Awards)
http://bbff2012breath.bpt.me

Tuesday, October 2

- 6:30pm: Fassbinder's LOLA
http://bbff2012lola.bpt.me
- 8:30pm: Michael Glawogger's WHORES' GLORY
http://bbff2012glory.bpt.me


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TICKET PRICES:

Individual show tickets are $10-$12 for Castro Shows, $8-$10 for Goethe-Institut shows. Opening Night film & party combo and Closing Night film & party combo are $45 each. Special Pass to see all films are $190 each (members $170, youths $40). Order advance tickets online now: http://brownpapertickets.com/producer/98451

Passes are available at the Goethe-Institut starting on Thursday, September 6th.

Twitter: http://www.twitter.com/berlinbeyond
Facebook: http://www.facebook.com/berlinbeyondfilmfestival

Festival catalogs will be available at the Castro Theatre, the Goethe-Institut and across the Bay Area beginning on September 10th.

Questions? Call (415) 263-8763 or email festival@sanfrancisco.goethe.org

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Presenting Sponsors:
- Lufthansa
- Unitrans International Logistics
- MetaDesign

Premiere Sponsors:
- San Francisco Grants for the Arts
- Consulate General of Germany in San Francisco
- Consulate General of Switzerland in San Francisco
- Nissan Infinity San Francisco


For other sponsors: http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/saf/prj/bby/spo/enindex.htm

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OFFICIAL WEBSITE:
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