Face the Wall / 16th Berlin and Beyond Film Festival
TICKETS FOR "FACE THE WALL" ARE STILL AVAILABLE AT CASTRO THEATRE BOX OFFICE.
Box office opens at 10:00am (morning).
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Face the wall (Gesicht zur Wand)
US West Coast Premiere
In Person: Director Stefan Weinert
Directed by Stefan Weinert: Five life stories are told by former East German citizens incarcerated for attempting to flee the Republic in the GDR. They represent a group of around 72,000. The subjects speak with extraordinary openness of their struggles with the regime, of horrific prison conditions and interrogation methods. This sensitive documentary maintains a close proximity to its protagonists throughout, examining open wounds and bringing psychological damage to light that have made it impossible for them to live a normal fear-free lives ever since. A remarkable cinematic contribution that shows five unique facets of a daily life consisting of torture, abominations and violations of human dignity without attempting to judge, provoke or explain. Rather, the film documents and makes an important chapter in German history more palpable in the best possible sense.
Length: 84 minutes
Production: Germany, 2010
Languages: German with English subtitles
View Trailer: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hWa4TXPyM-A
(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
|Minimum Age: 13|
|Kid Friendly: No|
|Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!|