Opening Night Film at 7:00pm Opening 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
Almanya - Welcome to Germany (Almanya - Willkommen in Deutschland)
California Premiere In Person: Screenwriter Nesrin Samdereli and Director Yasemin Samdereli
Directed by Yasemin Samdereli; Winner of the 2011 German Film Awards Best Film (in Silver) and Best Screenplay: "A Turkish family that has been living in Germany for three generations sets off on a turbulent journey to their homeland."Who or what am I really: German or Turkish?" This is what six-year-old Cenk Yilmaz asks himself when neither his Turkish nor his German schoolmates choose him for their football team. To cheer him up a little, his 22-year-old cousin Canan tells him the story of her grandfather Hüseyin, who came to Germany in the early 1960s as a "guest worker" and later fetched his wife and children so they could be in "Almanya" with him. Much time has elapsed since then, and Germany has long since become the family's home.One evening, during a big family gathering, Hüseyin surprises his loved ones with the news that he has bought a house in Turkey and wants to take everyone back "home" with him. But what is home? Where is it really? Although all family members struggle with this question their own way, Hüseyin refuses to take no for an answer and so they have no choice but to set off for Turkey. It's the beginning of a journey full of memories, arguments and reconciliations until the family outing takes an unexpected turn..."
At 9:30 pm following the film, Berlin & Beyond celebrates an exhuberant Opening with a party on the Castro Theater Mezzanine. Revelers are invited to enjoy a selection of cocktails and a sampling of local cuisine while they mingle with stars and special guests.
Length: 101 minutes Projection: 35mm Production: Germany, 2011 Languages: German, Turkish with English subtitles
View Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YgHLkd0KEK0 (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