April 16-22: Listing of movies playing in #Leipzig in their original foreign languages including English

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Here we go again with our new weekly feature! The menu of diverse genres keeps expanding, of movies playing in Leipzig in “OmU,” “OV” and “OF.” Not as few and far between as you may have thought. If it’s in a language you don’t know at all, rest assured that there should be at least German subtitles.

Click on the film titles to find out what they’re about. Sometimes we have reviews on the blog as well, like for “Housebound” and “Still Alice;” so movie lovers, keep your eyes peeled!

– MOVIES IN FOREIGN LANGUAGES @ LEIPZIG –

THURSDAY, APRIL 16

19:45

PK (2014) – India, Hindi, Bollywood/comedy

Cinestar, Petersstr. 44, 04109 Leipzig

20:00

A Blast [Ausbruch] (2014) –  Greece/Germany/Netherlands, English/Greek/German, drama/thriller/experimental

Schaubühne Lindenfels, Karl-Heine-Str. 50, 04229 Leipzig

20:15

Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015) – USA, English, music documentary

Kinobar Prager Frühling, B.-Göring-Str. 152, 04277 Leipzig

22:00

A Most Violent Year (2014) – USA, English, drama/thriller

Schaubühne Lindenfels, Karl-Heine-Str. 50, 04229 Leipzig

22:00

Grigris [Grigris’ Glück] (2013) – Chad, French/Arabic, drama

Cineding, Karl-Heine-Str. 83, 04229 Leipzig

FRIDAY, APRIL 17

21:00

Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015) – USA, English, music documentary

Kinobar Prager Frühling, B.-Göring-Str. 152, 04277 Leipzig

22:00

Grigris [Grigris’ Glück] (2013) – Chad, French/Arabic, drama

Cineding, Karl-Heine-Str. 83, 04229 Leipzig

SATURDAY, APRIL 18

20:00

A Blast [Ausbruch] (2014) –  Greece/Germany/Netherlands, English/Greek/German, drama/thriller/experimental

Schaubühne Lindenfels, Karl-Heine-Str. 50, 04229 Leipzig

22:00

A Most Violent Year (2014) – USA, English, drama/thriller

Schaubühne Lindenfels, Karl-Heine-Str. 50, 04229 Leipzig

22:00

Grigris [Grigris’ Glück] (2013) – Chad, French/Arabic, drama

Cineding, Karl-Heine-Str. 83, 04229 Leipzig

SUNDAY, APRIL 19

19:45

Cobain: Montage of Heck (2015) – USA, English, music documentary

Kinobar Prager Frühling, B.-Göring-Str. 152, 04277 Leipzig

19:45

Mall Cop 2 (2015) – USA, English, Comedy

Cinestar, Petersstr. 44, 04109 Leipzig

20:00

A Blast [Ausbruch] (2014) –  Greece/Germany/Netherlands, English/Greek/German, drama/thriller/experimental

Schaubühne Lindenfels, Karl-Heine-Str. 50, 04229 Leipzig

20:00

Zvezda [Der Star] (2014) – Russia, Russian, “tragicomic” (part of Russisches Kino series)

Cineplex, Ludwigsburger Str. 13, 04209 Leipzig

20:30

You’re Not You [Das Glück an meiner Seite] (2014) – USA, English, drama

Passage Kinos, Hainstr. 19a, 04109 Leipzig

21:15

Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015) – Germany/Canada/France/Sweden/Norway, English, drama

Passage Kinos, Hainstr. 19a, 04109 Leipzig

MONDAY, APRIL 20

19:30

Boyhood (2014) – USA, English“coming of age”/drama/experimental

Kinobar Prager Frühling, B.-Göring-Str. 152, 04277 Leipzig

19:45

PK (2014) – India, Hindi, Bollywood/comedy

Cinestar, Petersstr. 44, 04109 Leipzig

20:00

A Funny Kind of Love [Der Kleine Tod] (2014) – Australia, English, comedy/satire/erotic 

Schauburg, Antonienstr. 21, 04229 Leipzig

20:00

Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015) – Germany/Canada/France/Sweden/Norway, English, drama

Regina Palast, Dresdner Str. 56, 04317 Leipzig

20:00

Grigris [Grigris’ Glück] (2013) – Chad, French/Arabic, drama

Cineding, Karl-Heine-Str. 83, 04229 Leipzig

20:30

You’re Not You [Das Glück an meiner Seite] (2014) – USA, English, drama

Passage Kinos, Hainstr. 19a, 04109 Leipzig

21:15

Every Thing Will Be Fine (2015) – Germany/Canada/France/Sweden/Norway, English, drama

Passage Kinos, Hainstr. 19a, 04109 Leipzig

TUESDAY, APRIL 21

19:00

Pepe Mujica (2014) – Germany, Spanish, documentary/biography

naTo, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 46, 04275 Leipzig

20:00

A Blast [Ausbruch] (2014) –  Greece/Germany/Netherlands, English/Greek/German, drama/thriller/experimental

Schaubühne Lindenfels, Karl-Heine-Str. 50, 04229 Leipzig

20:00

Grigris [Grigris’ Glück] (2013) – Chad, French/Arabic, drama

Cineding, Karl-Heine-Str. 83, 04229 Leipzig

21:00

Birdman (2014) – USA, English, “tragicomic”/drama 

Kinobar Prager Frühling, B.-Göring-Str. 152, 04277 Leipzig

22:00

A Most Violent Year (2014) – USA, English, drama/thriller

Schaubühne Lindenfels, Karl-Heine-Str. 50, 04229 Leipzig

22:00

Samba [Heute bin ich Samba] (2014) – France, French, comedy/drama

naTo, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 46, 04275 Leipzig

22:00

Ruined Heart (2014) – Phillipines/Germany, Tagalog, action/experimental

Cineding, Karl-Heine-Str. 83, 04229 Leipzig

WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22

19:45

Mall Cop 2 (2015) – USA, English, Comedy

Cinestar, Petersstr. 44, 04109 Leipzig

20:00

A Blast [Ausbruch] (2014) –  Greece/Germany/Netherlands, English/Greek/German, drama/thriller/experimental

Schaubühne Lindenfels, Karl-Heine-Str. 50, 04229 Leipzig

20:00

Pepe Mujica (2014) – Germany, Spanish, documentary/biography

naTo, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 46, 04275 Leipzig

20:00

Grigris [Grigris’ Glück] (2013) – Chad, French/Arabic, drama

Cineding, Karl-Heine-Str. 83, 04229 Leipzig

22:00

A Most Violent Year (2014) – USA, English, drama/thriller

Schaubühne Lindenfels, Karl-Heine-Str. 50, 04229 Leipzig

22:00

Samba [Heute bin ich Samba] (2014) – France, French, comedy/drama

naTo, Karl-Liebknecht-Str. 46, 04275 Leipzig

22:00

Ruined Heart (2014) – Phillipines/Germany, Tagalog, action/experimental

Cineding, Karl-Heine-Str. 83, 04229 Leipzig

Sources: 

http://www.playerweb.de/

http://www.imdb.com

http://deckert-distribution.com/film-catalogue/current-affairs-politics/pepe-mujica-lessons-from-the-flowerbed/

My weekend in #Leipzig: community fest @ Reudnitz, pop hits Abend @ Connewitz, Wohnung concerts @ Südvorstadt

Last Saturday I ended up not preparing for or going at all to the Gatsby Party at Felsenkeller (if you did happen to have made it there, please let me know how it was). Didn’t feel like trying to dress up or act like a flapper, spending the money, or searching alone and inebriated after-party for a night bus God-knows-what-time from Plagwitz to Südvorstadt. Instead, I donned my rain-defying tights, torn denim shorts, tank-top and jacket sans hoodie, jumped on my bike and spent much of the afternoon and part of the evening at Reudnitz’s Sonderposten and surroundings. I could already hear the samba drums when approaching Lene-Voigt-Park where that community fest took place, and once there, I was pleasantly surprised by a girl from the German samba group, Samba Pintada, singing about Rio de Janeiro in well-rehearsed Portuguese. I ran into three separate sets of friends and talked for a while, then had Polish beer from the Poniatowski booth in the heavy bout of rain. Acquiescing, I rushed to take refuge under the tarp of a Gambian vendor who was listening to Cape Verdian music, swaying while serving couscous with a very nice orange-pink sauce, which I wolfed down.

After spontaneously pigging out on lasagna (do you detect a theme here?) and on nice conversation at the Reudnitz home of friends I’d randomly run into, and then listening to a few minutes of a live performance set to a silent film playing on a big screen back at the park, I had to jump on my bike again to go straight to a neighbor’s house in Südvorstadt. *Catches breath* We played Singstar on PlayStation and I got my ass kicked.  Still feeling like a wet dog from the rain bout earlier at the park, I asked my neighbor for some makeup and perfume so I could appear halfway decent; we then walked to Connewitz‘s Werk 2 to dance to silly pop music in their big warehouse-style hall. Alongside us was a crowd that looked like they would’ve been in diapers when Nelly’s Hot in Herre (not to be confused with the German word for “gentlemen,” “Herren”), first came out in 2002.

On Sunday the crowd I encountered during my wanderings was a bit more mature. There were no Nelly “classics” playing, but Dolus Mutombo and his music partner Giulia Zappalà, the duo Tidemore from Berlin, and Maria Schüritz – Looped SoulSongWriting performing live, respectively, at three people’s private apartments in Südvorstadt. Interspersed with quirky short films projected on their walls. This is called Tapetenwechsel – a cool event organized by Leipzig locals in a different neighborhood each time, where people agree to open up their homes to showcase talent and give Leipzig-based music and film lovers a chance to enjoy it for free and meet like-minded folks. All you have to pay for is drinks or snacks you might want, besides doing the right thing and tipping the artists.

That’s right. I got a Facebook invite from Dolus to go see him play at a stranger’s apartment. If you were able to find out the address, usually from a friend, you’d encounter the door open, you’d be in and welcome, and once inside you could get the address to the other two apartments on that evening’s circuit. Never heard of this kind of thing before. In the paranoid society where I once lived, the U.S., I can’t imagine this being common.

Glad to be living in Leipzig, where all I need is my bike and some stamina to have a fun, diversified, culturally rich, laughter and music-filled weekend in different parts of town.

My weekend in bad photos I took with my phone along the way: