Closing Night Film at 7:00pm Closing Night Party from 9:30pm-11:45pm (in the theatre's mezzanine; must be 21 or older to attend)
Film Only Tickets: $15.00 each Film + Party Tickets: $40.00 each
If Not Us, Who (Wer wenn nicht wir)
US West Coast Premiere In Person: Director Andres Veiel
Directed by Andres Veiel; Winner of the 2011 German Film Awards Best Film (in Bronze) and the Alfred Bauer Prize following its World Premiere at the Berlin International Film Festival: "Based on the emotional true story of an explosive era! In the early 60s, Bernward Vesper and fellow university student Gudrun Ensslin begin a passionate love in the stifling atmosphere of provincial West Germany. Sensitive to the increasing restlessness of the times, the fiery couple lashes out at the conformism and denial around them. After their tumultuous relationship nearly ends due to Bernward's infidelities, they start a new with a move to West Berlin in 1964. Joining forces with leftist writers and political activists, they become part of the spreading global uprising: "If not us, who; If not now, when?" But discontentment with the world takes its toll on their tumultuous relationship. By the late 60s, Gudrun has joined rebellious Andreas Baader's pro-violence cause and Bernward risks his sanity by using psychedelic drugs in his struggle to write a novel committed to changing the world"
At 9:30 pm following the film, Berlin & Beyond celebrates Closing Night with a party on the Castro Theater Mezzanine. Revelers are invited to celebrate another innovative festival's close with a selection of cocktails and a sampling of local cuisine while they mingle with stars and special guests.
Length: 124 minutes Projection: 35mm Production: Germany, 2011 Languages: German with English subtitles
View Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-dQErlp6sZI (or double click on the trailer video to the right to view it larger)
WILL CALL POLICY: Please note that since your ticket(s) will be held at Will Call, it can ONLY be picked up on day of show. No exceptions. Will Call opens one hour prior to the first show of the day, and closes 30 minutes after the start of the last show of the day.
429 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114