Events | Tiger Girl

Los Angeles | March 7, 2019 | 7:00 PM

©2017 Constantin Filmverleih GmbH/Fogma-Tiger Girl

UCLA Graduate Student Association Melnitz Movies present:


IN PERSON: Director Jakob Lass

Germany, 2017, 90 min, In German with English subtitles

Push-over Maggie (Maria Dragus) is desperate to fit in. After failing the Berlin police entrance exams, she settles for training as a security guard, but her passivity constantly lands her in risky situations. Enter Tiger (Ella Rumpf), an assertive, street-smart young woman who gets what she wants - occasionally by violence - and takes Maggie under her wing. Hitting the streets of Berlin in borrowed security uniforms, the unlikely duo aims to correct minor social injustices, but the increasingly self-confident Maggie ultimately takes things a bit too far.

Following his own FOGMA manifesto, director Lass’ third feature skillfully blends mostly improvised dialogue with documentary-style camerawork to bring the powerful, action-packed visuals and stylized fight scenes to life in this intelligently edgy “Martial Arthouse” film.

UCLA James Bridges Theater, 235 Charles E Young Drive West, Los Angeles, CA 90095,
Free of Charge!

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