Events | Screening of "Angel Express"

Los Angeles | September 5, 2013 | 7:00 PM

Directed by RP Kahl, Germany, 1998/2011, 82 min., German with English subtitles, digital.
Set in 1990s Berlin, Angel Express focuses on a “jigsaw puzzle” of off-beat and often unsavory anti-heroes, creating an unusually dynamic portrait of the city that captures the restless, nervous energy of a metropolis on the verge of a new century. The protagonists include a corrupt policeman, a prostitute, and a star photographer and her insecure associate. On an endless search for the next big thrill and united by their common mood, feelings, and attitude toward life, the characters are sucked into a deadly whirlpool of events. 

A Techno-Symphony of a Metropolis… a strange and wild stroke of genius

Discussion with RP Kahl and reception following the screening. 

The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles continues its collaboration with the Villa Aurora’s artist-in-residence program. Under the banner “Villa-Goethe,” artists residing at the Villa Aurora have the opportunity to showcase their projects (past, present, and future) with the friends, patrons and guests here at the Goethe-Institut. The Villa Aurora is an artists’ residence and historic landmark located in the former home of exiled German-Jewish writer Lion Feuchtwanger and his wife Marta. To promote and foster German-American cultural exchange and to remember the European exiles that settled in Southern California, Villa Aurora offers a variety of public lectures, screenings and performances.
Trained in Rostock as an actor at the "Ernst Busch" Academy of Dramatic Art Berlin, RP Kahl began his career as an actor for cinema, TV and theater in 1990, and later as a filmmaker in 1995. 
As producer, director, and writer his body of work includes the films Silvester Countdown, Angel Express, 99euro-films, Europe - 99euro-films 2, Sunday Girls, and Bedways which premiered at the Berlin International Film Festival in 2010.
Since the late 90s his work has included music videos, theatre productions, performances and video art.
Since 2001, he has taught art and film at universities and art academies.
He is a member of the selection commissions of the Berlin International Film Festival (Berlinale Shorts) and the Oldenburg Film Festival as well as the German Film Academy.
Thursday, September 5th 2013, 7:00 pm

Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, 5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
German with engl. subtitles

Please RSVP by September 3rd, 2013 
Free Admission
RSVP: +1 323 525 3388
$1 validated parking (for events only) on weekdays after 6:00 pm and all day on weekends in the Wilshire Courtyard West underground garage-P1.

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