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Berlin & Beyond

San Francisco, CA


Welcome to the box office of the 21st Berlin & Beyond Film Festival.

Join us for three full days and nights at San Franciscos iconic Castro Theatre (Feb. 3-5), three evenings at the Goethe-Institut in Downtown (Feb. 6-8), and DocDay at Oaklands Pro Arts Gallery (Feb. 4), with our vivid selection of films, crossing various cultures, experiences, and histories. As we will have several screenings with film talents present, we invite you to stay behind for engaging post-film Q&As.

For film details, trailers, and more information, visit BerlinBeyond.com


Events

Castro Priority Pass / 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 03, 2017 9:59 AM

See all the Castro Theatre screenings of the 21st Berlin & Beyond Film Festival + Priority Entry
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At Eye Level / 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 03, 2017 10:00 AM

Castro Theatre, SF - Youth 4 German Cinema Winner: An 11-year-old orphan and a little person find out that they are father and son. Both have to come to terms with the fact that in life not everything goes according to plan.
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Hanna's Sleeping Dogs / 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 03, 2017 12:15 PM

The Castro, SF - Youth 4 German Cinema Runner-up: Young Johanna grows up in the Austrian town of Wels in the 60s. When her blind grandmother Ruth tells her the secret about their Jewish past, the sleeping dogs of the family history awake. More ...
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Too Hard to Handle / 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 03, 2017 3:00 PM

Castro Theatre, SF - Nort American Premiere: 30-year-old Karo lives the perfect hipster life in Berlin or so it seems. A growing depression, panic attacks, and emotional excess starts to dominate her daily life. Her defiant attitude doesnt help either, even when she starts seeing a shrink. More
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In Love With Lou / 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 03, 2017 5:30 PM

The Castro, SF - U.S.A Premiere: When writer and psychoanalyst Lou Andreas-Salomé meets young german scholar Ernst Pfeiffer, he helps her writing the story of her life and falls in love with her as many before. More ...
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Scrappin' / 21st Berlin & Beyond Opening Film

February 03, 2017 8:00 PM

Castro Theatre, SF - International Premiere of the first feature film from Oscar-nominated director Max Zähle
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Opening Night Party - 21st Berlin & Beyond Film Festival

February 03, 2017 9:45 PM

Party-only tickets are available here for the Opening Night Party at The Castro Theatre. To purchase the Opening Film + Party combo, click separately on the details for "Scrappin' "
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The Culpable / 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 04, 2017 10:00 AM

Castro Theatre, SF - Northern Califronia Premiere: Jakob Voelz is a prison chaplain. When his best friend and fellow priest is taken in custody under suspicion of sexual abuse, Jakobs trust in friendship and in his faith is put at stake. More
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Center of My World / 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 04, 2017 12:00 PM

Castro Theatre, SF - NorCal Premiere: After a summer away at camp, Phil returns home to find that things have changed between his sister and his mother. At least his best friend Kat seems normal. But when Phil falls for the new handsome student in his class, things get ultimately messy. More
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Happy / 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 04, 2017 1:00 PM

Pro Arts, Oakland - North American Premiere: Director Carolin Genreith follows her father who has fallen in love with a much younger Thai. Is it real love or just a calculated game? More
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24 Weeks / 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 04, 2017 2:30 PM

Castro Theatre, SF - San Francisco Premiere: Already deep in her pregnancy Astrid is told that her unborn child will be severely disabled. She is put into conflict whether to perform a late abortion or live with the challenge of raising a child with special needs. More
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Civil Servants / 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 04, 2017 3:00 PM

Pro Arts, Oakland - North American Premiere:In recent years, police work has been increasingly under the suspicion of the public eye. Civil Servants takes an insightful look at the training course for young police men and women in Germany. More
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Silicon Valley Revolution / 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 04, 2017 5:00 PM

The Castro, SF - World Premiere: California, Bay Area. Late 1960s. Amidst the New Age, Hippies, and student protests, some innovative minds want to change the world. This doc tells the almost forgotten story of how the Silicon Valley became what it is today. More
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Transit Havana / 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 04, 2017 5:00 PM

Pro Arts, Oakland - U.S. Premiere: Is Cuba changing into a safe haven for trans people? For over a year filmmaker Daniel Abma followed the three individuals, shedding some light on how the government program for helping transgender people works in Cuba. Mehr
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Stefan Zweig: Farewell to Europe / 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 04, 2017 7:45 PM

Castro Theatre, SF - Northern Califronia Premiere: The years of exile in the life of Stefan Zweig, between Buenos Aires, New York and Brazil. As a Jewish intellectual, Zweig struggles to find the right stance towards the events in Nazi Germany, while searching for a home in the new world
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Eva Hesse / 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 04, 2017 8:00 PM

Pro Arts, Oakland: Eva Hesse is one of Americas foremost postwar artists. Talking to her artist contemporaries and going through her correspondence with her friends, this doc recaptures her short but endlessly yielding career. More
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Original Bliss / 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 04, 2017 10:30 PM

Castro Theatre, SF - U.S. West Coast Premiere: Adaptation of the novel Original Bliss by Scottish writer A. L. Kennedy. Helene Brindel has lost her faith in god and her childless marriage leads into nothing. When she meets the charismatic psychologist Eduard Gluck her life undergoes a psychic twist. More
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Heidi / 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 05, 2017 10:00 AM

Castro Theatre, SF - Northern California Premiere: The latest film adaptation of Johanna Spyri's bestselling children's novel. Orphan Heidi lives with her grandfather in the Swiss mountains. Her happiness ends when her aunt takes her to Frankfurt, where she is to help take care of a sickly child. More ...
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Dark Fortune / 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 05, 2017 12:30 PM

Castro Theatre, SF - North American Premiere: Psychologist Eliane Hess is called to the hospital to take care of Yves, an eight-year-old boy, who just has lost his parents and siblings in a car accident. She is both shocked and curiously drawn to the traumatized boy, and loses the professional distance to him. More ...
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Frantz / 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 05, 2017 3:30 PM

Castro Theatre, SF - San Francisco Premiere:
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Close To Your Heart / 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 05, 2017 6:15 PM

Castro Theatre, SF - International Premiere: Lonely cashier Emma pinches customers' wallets and subsequently presents herself as the honest finder in order to get in contact with people. Her search leads to an unlikely friendship. More
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Fukushima, Mon Amour / 21st Berlin & Beyond Closing Film

February 05, 2017 8:30 PM

Castro Theatre, SF - San Francisco Premiere: Five years after the tragedy of Fukushima, young German Marie visits the still battered city where she meets Satomi, the last Geisha of Fukushima. Both women have to learn that they have to free themselves from the burden of memory. More
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Happy / 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 06, 2017 5:30 PM

Goethe Institut San Francisco - North American Premiere: Director Carolin Genreith follows her father who has fallen in love with a much younger Thai. Is it real love or just a calculated game? More
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The General Case / 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 06, 2017 7:30 PM

Goethe Institut San Francisco - U.S. Westcoast Premiere: After World War II, the German government is still full of former Nazis in powerful political and judicial positions. Amidst this rotten structure, Hessian Solicitor General Fritz Bauer tries to bring a stop to the frequent cover-ups of Nazi crimes. More
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Shorts Program 2017 / 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 07, 2017 5:00 PM

D EYE / INVENTION OGoethe Institut San Francisco - AYNY - MY SECONF TRUST / WHERE THE WOODS END
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Wonderland / 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 07, 2017 7:00 PM

Goethe Institut, SF - U.S. West Coast Premiere: A hurricane of catastrophic proportions is brewing over Switzerland. The country is in a state of emergency. A new generation of 10 Swiss filmmakers imagine how the Swiss would deal with the worst possible disaster: the downfall of their country. More ...
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Transit Havana / 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 07, 2017 9:00 PM

Goethe Institut, SF - U.S. Premiere: Is Cuba changing into a safe haven for trans people? For over a year filmmaker Daniel Abma followed the three individuals, shedding some light on how the government program for helping transgender people works in Cuba. Mehr
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Civil Servants / 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 08, 2017 5:30 PM

Goethe Institut San Francisco - North American Premiere:In recent years, police work has been increasingly under the suspicion of the public eye. Civil Servants takes an insightful look at the training course for young police men and women in Germany. More
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Eva Hesse - 21st Berlin & Beyond

February 08, 2017 7:30 PM

Goethe Institut San Francisco:
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San Francisco, CA 94108

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(415) 263-8763

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February 01, 2015 11:00 AM
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January 31, 2015 10:00 PM
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January 31, 2015 7:00 PM
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January 31, 2015 4:00 PM
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This Lovely Shitty Life / 19th Be...

January 31, 2015 1:00 PM
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Alphabet / 19th Berlin & Beyond

January 31, 2015 11:00 AM
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January 30, 2015 11:30 PM
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Inbetween Worlds / 19th Berlin &...

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My Sisters / 19th Berlin & Beyond

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Macondo / 19th Berlin & Beyond

January 30, 2015 1:30 PM
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Run Boy Run / 19th Berlin & Beyond

January 30, 2015 10:00 AM
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Stereo / 19th Berlin & Beyond

January 29, 2015 9:15 PM
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January 29, 2015 8:30 PM
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To Life! / 19th Berlin & Beyond O...

January 29, 2015 6:30 PM
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Banklady / Berlin & Beyond Autumn...

October 11, 2014 9:15 PM
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Diplomacy / Berlin & Beyond Autum...

October 11, 2014 7:00 PM
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Dreamland / Berlin & Beyond Autum...

October 11, 2014 4:00 PM
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Enemies, Friends / Berlin & Beyon...

October 11, 2014 2:00 PM
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Festival Pass / Berlin & Beyond A...

October 11, 2014 11:00 AM
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Megacities / Berlin & Beyond Autu...

October 11, 2014 11:00 AM
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Shifting the Blame / Berlin & Bey...

January 21, 2014 8:30 PM
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Redemption Impossible / Berlin &...

January 21, 2014 6:00 PM
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More than Honey / Berlin & Beyond...

January 20, 2014 6:00 PM
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Free Fall / Berlin & Beyond 2014

January 20, 2014 12:00 AM - January 20, 2014 8:30 PM
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Silent Summer / Berlin & Beyond 2...

January 19, 2014 8:00 PM
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Breaking Horizons / Berlin & Beyo...

January 19, 2014 4:30 PM
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The Black Brothers / Berlin & Bey...

January 19, 2014 2:00 PM
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Munich in India / Berlin & Beyond...

January 19, 2014 11:30 AM
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Measuring the World 3D / Berlin &...

January 18, 2014 9:45 PM
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West / Berlin & Beyond 2014

January 18, 2014 7:00 PM
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Miles & War / Berlin & Beyond 2014

January 18, 2014 4:30 PM
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The Girl With Nine Wigs / Berlin...

January 18, 2014 1:45 PM
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Sound of Heimat - Germany Sings /...

January 18, 2014 11:15 AM
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Weekend Pass - Valid Jan. 18-19 /...

January 18, 2014 11:15 AM
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Shores of Hope / Berlin & Beyond...

January 18, 2014 9:15 AM
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Ludwig II / Berlin & Beyond 2014...

January 17, 2014 5:30 PM
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Lullaby Ride / Berlin & Beyond 2014

January 17, 2014 3:00 PM
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Your Beauty is Worth Nothing/ Ber...

January 17, 2014 11:30 AM
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Gold / Berlin & Beyond 2014

January 16, 2014 9:00 PM
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Hanna's Journey / Berlin & Beyond...

January 16, 2014 6:30 PM
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The Shine of Day / Berlin & Beyon...

January 16, 2014 4:00 PM
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Windstorm / Berlin & Beyond 2014

January 16, 2014 1:00 PM
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Opening Night Party / Berlin & Be...

January 15, 2014 7:01 PM
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Two Lives / Berlin & Beyond 2014...

January 15, 2014 7:00 PM
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Castro Priority Pass / Berlin & B...

January 15, 2014 4:00 PM
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Sensational Seven Shorts / Berlin...

January 15, 2014 4:00 PM
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This Ain't California / Berlin &...

October 04, 2012 7:30 PM
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Wunderkinder / Berlin & Beyond 2012

October 04, 2012 5:00 PM
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Battle of the Queens / Berlin & B...

October 04, 2012 2:30 PM
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Encore: Lessons of a Dream / Berl...

October 04, 2012 11:30 AM
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Summer Window / Berlin & Beyond...

October 03, 2012 9:00 PM
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Combat Girls / Berlin & Beyond 2012

October 03, 2012 6:30 PM
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Cracks in the Shell / Berlin & Be...

October 03, 2012 4:00 PM
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Shorts Program / Berlin & Beyond...

October 03, 2012 1:30 PM
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Westwind / Berlin & Beyond 2012

October 03, 2012 11:00 AM
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Whores' Glory / Berlin & Beyond 2...

October 02, 2012 8:30 PM
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Lola / Berlin & Beyond 2012

October 02, 2012 6:00 PM
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Breathing / Berlin & Beyond 2012

October 01, 2012 8:30 PM
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The Substance-Albert Hofmann's LS...

October 01, 2012 6:30 PM
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The Door / Berlin & Beyond 2012

September 30, 2012 9:00 PM
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4 Days in May / Berlin & Beyond 2...

September 30, 2012 6:30 PM
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The Wall / Berlin & Beyond 2012

September 30, 2012 4:00 PM
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Color of the Ocean / Berlin & Bey...

September 30, 2012 1:30 PM
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Tom Sawyer / Berlin & Beyond 2012

September 30, 2012 11:00 AM
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Masterclass with Veit Helmer / Be...

September 30, 2012 10:30 AM
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The Tin Drum - Director's Cut / B...

September 29, 2012 8:45 PM
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Baikonur / Centerpiece Film - Ber...

September 29, 2012 6:15 PM
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The Foster Boy / Berlin & Beyond...

September 29, 2012 4:00 PM
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Animation Workshop with Tomar Esh...

September 29, 2012 2:00 PM
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Audre Lorde - The Berlin Years +...

September 29, 2012 1:00 PM
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Lessons of a Dream / Berlin & Bey...

September 29, 2012 10:30 AM
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Faust / Berlin & Beyond 2012

September 28, 2012 9:00 PM
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The Rhino and the Dragonfly / Ber...

September 28, 2012 6:15 PM
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Ship of the Dead / Berlin & Beyon...

September 28, 2012 4:00 PM
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Home for the Weekend / Berlin & B...

September 28, 2012 1:30 PM
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Barbara / Opening Night Berlin &...

September 27, 2012 7:00 PM
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Castro Pass / 2012 Berlin & Beyon...

September 27, 2012 7:00 PM
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Encore Day: "3" / 16th Berlin and...

October 29, 2011 8:30 PM
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Encore Day: "Young Goethe in Love...

October 29, 2011 6:00 PM
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Encore Day: "The Poll Diaries" /...

October 29, 2011 3:00 PM
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Encore Day: "The Sandman" / 16th...

October 29, 2011 1:00 PM
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If Not Us, Who / 16th Berlin & Be...

October 26, 2011 7:00 PM
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Lila, Lila/ 16th Berlin & Beyond...

October 26, 2011 4:30 PM
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100 Years of Hollywood / 16th Ber...

October 26, 2011 2:30 PM
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The Sandman / 16th Berlin & Beyon...

October 25, 2011 8:30 PM
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Remembrance / 16th Berlin & Beyon...

October 25, 2011 6:00 PM
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Jane's Journey / 16th Berlin & Be...

October 25, 2011 3:30 PM
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Klitschko/ 16th Berlin and Beyond...

October 24, 2011 9:15 PM
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Stopped on Track / 16th Berlin an...

October 24, 2011 6:30 PM
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The Day I Was Not Born / 16th Ber...

October 23, 2011 8:45 PM
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Bold Heroes / 16th Berlin & Beyon...

October 23, 2011 6:00 PM
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The Fatherless / 16th Berlin and...

October 23, 2011 3:30 PM
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Face the Wall / 16th Berlin and B...

October 23, 2011 1:00 PM
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The Tigerduck Gang/ 16th Berlin a...

October 23, 2011 11:00 AM
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Sennentuntschi / 16th Berlin & Be...

October 22, 2011 9:45 PM
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The Poll Diaries / 16th Berlin an...

October 22, 2011 6:45 PM
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Little Alien / 16th Berlin & Beyo...

October 22, 2011 3:00 PM
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Winter's Daughter / 16th Berlin &...

October 22, 2011 1:00 PM - October 24, 2011 4:00 PM
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How About Love / 16th Berlin & Be...

October 21, 2011 9:15 PM
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Joschka & Mr. Fischer / 16th Berl...

October 21, 2011 6:00 PM
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Mount St. Elias / 16th Berlin & B...

October 21, 2011 3:30 PM
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Almanya - Welcome to Germany / 16...

October 20, 2011 7:00 PM
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