Welcome to KINO! 2016 @ Cinema Village

Once again, KINO! 2016 delivers fresh German films to downtown New York, this year from April 7-14. Now in its third year as an independent festival, the program was curated by New York film professionals—distributor Ian Stimler, journalist Karl Rozemeyer and festival consultant Marian Masone—who have selected a wide cross-section of high quality, remarkable films.

KINO! 2016 will showcase twelve feature premieres plus the US premiere of the Short Export Made in Germany program, all at the Cinema Village, one of the city’s most beloved art houses. We are also delighted to welcome many guests from Germany who will attend the screenings and engage with the audience.
KINO! 2016 kicks off with the US premiere of the drama THE WEATHER INSIDE, with German director Isabelle Stever and lead actress Maria Furtwängler as our special guests at Landmark’s Sunshine Cinema on April 7.

In collaboration with Bertelsmann/UFA, the Centerpiece of KINO! 2016 will be the exclusive presentation of THE CABINET OF DR. CALIGARI (1920), directed by Robert Wiene. Live music from internationally acclaimed DJ Raphael Marionneau will accompany the restored classic at the new arthouse complex Metrograph, located on New York’s Lower East Side.

Special events at the Goethe-Institut New York (DECODER – film screening followed by a conversation with producer and screenwriter Klaus Maeck) and Deutsches Haus at NYU (THE FASSBINDER STORY – a conversation with director and screenwriter Annekatrin Hendel) round out the line-up.

Finally, we want to encourage our audience to vote online for the KINO! 2016 Audience Award, powered this year by our new partner Fandor, the premier VOD platform for high-quality independent films.

We thank our cultural partners Deutsches Haus at New York University for their generous contribution and the Goethe-Institut New York for their valuable support. And we are grateful for our ongoing media partnership with The Village Voice.
We are excited to see KINO! 2016 move forward once again into the beating heart of Greenwich Village. We hope to welcome you there!

The Festival Team