KINO! is back and ready to deliver exciting new German films to New York audiences this April. After more than 30 years at the Museum of Modern Art (MoMA), the festival branched out into an independent film festival beginning in 2014. Now in its 5th year, KINO!2018 will continue to showcase the vast diversity within contemporary German cinema with a range of compelling, cutting-edge and acclaimed films. This year’s KINO!2018 will be held at the festival’s new venue and NYC’s newest arthouse cinema, the Landmark Theatres at 57th Street (657 W. 57th Street @ 12th Ave), from April 6th – 12th.
KINO!2018 will present a stellar selection of nine feature-length German films including:
IN TIMES OF FADING LIGHT (NY premiere),
WHEN PAUL CAME OVER THE SEA (North American premiere),
CASTING (East Coast premiere),
THE FINAL JOURNEY (NY premiere),
BAR TALKS BY SCHUMANN (NY premiere),
THE GARDEN (NY premiere),
THE IMPOSSIBLE PICTURE (North American premiere),
HAGAZUSSA – A HEATHEN’S CURSE (Manhattan premiere);
the North American premiere of the hit German TV series BAD BANKS (following its recent Berlin International Film Festival premiere!),
and eleven short films as part of their annual NEXT GENERATION SHORT TIGER line-up (which presents a selection of shorts made by German film students and premieres every year at Cannes).
The festival’s Opening Night selection IN TIMES OF FADING LIGHT (Berlinale 2017, 100 minutes) will have its NY premiere on Friday, April 6th at 7:15pm and will be followed by a Q&A discussion with the film’s director Matti Geschonneck. Additional screening on Saturday, April 7th at 1pm.
The festival will host a number of filmmakers and industry guests from Germany who will attend the festival and participate in Q&A discussions after select screenings, including:
Matti Geschonneck (Director, IN TIMES OF FADING LIGHT),
Charles Schumann (subject of the documentary BAR TALKS BY SCHUMANN),
Marieke Schroeder (Producer/Director, BAR TALKS BY SCHUMANN),
Jakob Preuss (Director, WHEN PAUL CAME OVER THE SEA),
Lisa Blumenberg (Producer, BAD BANKS),
and Nick Baker-Monteys (Director / Screenwriter, THE FINAL JOURNEY).
For the complete KINO!2018 festival schedule & film descriptions, click here.