The Goethe-Institut co-presents German films @ 2016 Rendezvous With Madness
4 Könige / 4 Kings
THERESA VON ELTZ / 2016 / GERMANY / 98 MINUTES / CANADIAN PREMIERE/ FILM RATING: PG
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In the weeks leading to Christmas, troubled 16 year old Alex decides to leave her family and check into a rural psychiatric facility for young people. She thought her challenges had been left behind, but she must think again. Tensions are high, her cohort at the institute is a prickly and variously afflicted group, but what they come to form is a kind of ad hoc family based in mutual tolerance and acceptance. It may not be traditional, uncomplicated or twinkling with tinsel, but something like Christmas might be coming after all.
Screening with PSYCHEDELIC SOLDIERS by Michael Spadafora / CANADA / 15 MINUTES / WATCH THE TRAILER!
Living with trauma and suicidal thoughts as a result of combat experiences in Afghanistan, two vets share their experience with a bold new application of MDMA, the drug otherwise known as Ecstasy.