Events | Screening of "Nothing Bad Can Happen"

Los Angeles | January 29, 2015 | 7:00 PM – 11:59 PM

„Villa @ Goethe“ presents:

Katrin Gebbe’s Nothing Bad Can Happen

Film and Q&A; Discussion with filmmaker Katrin Gebbe, and reception following the screening. Presented with the support of Drafthouse Films
Dir. Katrin Gebbe, Screenplay: Katrin Gebbe Germany, 2013, 110 min. German with English subtitles, digital.
Starring: Julius Feldmeier, Sascha Alexander Gersak, Swantje Kohlhof, Annika Kuhl, Uwe Dag Berlin.

Nothing Bad Can Happen - Trailer from Drafthouse Films on Vimeo.

Tore is a fervent new member of the fundamentalist Christian youth group, "Jesus Freaks".

Returning from his baptism, he and his fellow believers encounter a broken-down van belonging to a man named Benno. Tore seems to restarts the van by prayer, which he interprets as a message from God.
Soon, he moves in with Benno, his wife, young son and adolescent daughter and sleeps in a tent in the backyard, helping the family with their garden. After Benno punches him in the nose during a party for his own amusement, the violence between them escalates into a downward spiral of physical and psychological abuse.

A powerful debut from writer director Katrin Gebbe, the film premiered in the Un Certain Regard section at Cannes.
Strengthened by performances from newcomers Julie Feldmeier and Swantje Kohlhof, Nothing Bad Can Happen explores a harrowing intersection of religion and heresy that is based on true events.

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.

Katrin Gebbe

Katrin Gebbe started her film career by shooting short and experimental films at the AKI, Academy of Visual Arts and Design (The Netherlands) and the SMFA, School of the Museum of Fine Arts in Boston, USA. 2006 she finished her studies in Visual Communications with the Bachelor of Design and started her masters in directing at the Hamburg Media School. In October 2008 she graduated with honors.
During this time she directed several award winning short films, a.o. her final exam film SORES & SIRIN, which wins the European Young CIVIS Media Prize handed out by the European Union and qualified for the Academy Award best live action short film. Her first feature TORE TANZT (production: Junafilm) was part of the official program of the Cannes International Film Festival and nominated for the Camera d’Or. The film won the Award of the German Film Critique, the Bavarian Film Award and was nominated for the German Film Awards (a.o. best directing). Katrin Gebbe lives and works in Hamburg.

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Thursday, January 29th 2015, @ 7:00 pm
Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, 5750 Wilshire Blvd. Suite 100, Los Angeles, CA 90036
German with English subtitles
Free Admission, RSVP mandatory
Please RSVP by January 29th, 2015
via 323.525.3388 or

$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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