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This Ain't California / Berlin & Beyond 2012
Castro Theatre
San Francisco, CA
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This Ain't California / Berlin & Beyond 2012
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Commercial filmmaker and lifelong skater Marten Persiel's documentary is a high intensity bacchanal of Super 8 flashbacks, ultra-short jeans shorts, grainy TV advertisements, naked girls and political upheaval. Colonizing the then-empty concrete expanses of the Alexanderplatz with board in hand, East German skaters were an immediate threat to the rigid GDR regime, which responded to the sport's populist support by unsuccessfully tried to institutionalize it, creating "skating schools" and an international competitive team. Crosscutting amazing footage of the halcyon days of "roller boarding" with timely news footage to blistering 1980s German punk, This Ain't California detonates the explosive story of one of the first skateboard crews behind the Berlin Wall.


In Person: Director Marten Persiel
and Producer Ronald Vietz

Germany (2012), 90 min. (digital projection)

Director: Marten Persiel
Writers: Marten Persiel, Ira Wedel
Production: Wildfremd Production

9:30 pm, in the theatre's mezzanine

Celebrate another captivating and vibrant festival with film friends  while meeting guest stars and enjoying a selection of wines and a multifarious sampling of local
cuisine. ($45.00 film & party package)

In German with English subtitles

**THIS EVENT HAS A STRICT REFUND POLICY. No refunds will be processed by Brown Paper Tickets more than 12 hours after the time of purchase.**



Castro Theatre (View)
429 Castro Street
San Francisco, CA 94114
United States


Film > Festivals
Film > Movies

Kid Friendly: No
Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


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