Events | Screening of I FEEL DISCO

Los Angeles | February 27, 2014 | 7:00 PM

Film and Q&A

Dir. Axel Ranisch, Germany, 2013, 95 min., digital.
Starring Frithjof Gawenda, Heiko Pinkowski and Christina Große

Actually, Florian Herbst is happiest when his dad isn’t at home. Then he can dance around the house with his mum, wear crazy costumes and forget all his troubles.  And Hanno Herbst doesn’t really know what to do with his son, who has two left hands, a much too big belly and is neither interested in sports nor girls. But it’s not that bad! There is still mum. With a tender dominance she keeps the family’s fragile harmony in check and protects her two men from each other-at least until one terrible morning, when the house of cards collapses and mum vanishes from their lives from one moment to the next. Father and son are left behind, overwhelmed, but gradually learn to cope and find common ground. This is the story of I feel like Disco. Sometimes humorous and absurd, sometimes sad, sometimes fabulous. Source: © Internationale Filmfestspiele Berlin 

With this screening, the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles continues its collaboration with the Villa Aurora’s artist-in-residence program. Under the label “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. 

Discussion with Axel Ranisch and reception following the screening.

Axel Ranisch is a director, actor, producer and media educator. Born as the obese child of two professional athletes, he initially maintained a critical distance to the medium of film. This attitude did not change until 2002, when he – rather inadvertently – made his first short film. Axel has been making movies at record speed ever since, directing approximately 80 short films during the following seven years as well as working as an actor, writer, composer and editor on several more. His credits as director include "Rhythmus im Kopf", "Dicke Mädchen" and "Ich fühl mich Disco", for which he was awarded the MFG Star, the MFG Film Foundation’s prestigious prize for young directors. As an actor, Axel has appeared in „Ruhm“ (Isabel Kleefeld, director), "Wie man leben soll" (David Schalko, director) and "Sechs tote Studenten" (Rosa von Praunheim, director), among others. 

Thursday, February 27th 2014, 7:00 pm
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, 5750 Wilshire Blvd, Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036 
German with English subtitles
Free Admission, RSVP mandatory
RSVP by February 25th, 2014 via +1 323 5253388

$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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