Film still from This Ain't California. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand.

Film still from This Ain't California. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand.

This Ain't California

  • Sun 28 Apr 2019
  • 4—5:50PM
  • Len Lye Centre Cinema
  • Free entry
  • All welcome
  • Free entry tickets will be re-allocated to waiting customers five minutes after screening start time
  • Hearing loop provided for the hearing impaired
  • Wheelchair spaces available. Free entry for a companion to assist an audience member who has a disability. Companion seat is automatically allocated when a wheelchair space is booked
  • Rated M

This contemporary documentary is a celebration of the lust for life and a trip into the world of skate boarding in the German Democratic Republic.

This Ain't California is a celebration of the lust for life, a contemporary documentary trip into the world of skate boarding in the German Democratic Republic. It's a coming-of-age tale of three teenagers and their passionate love for a sport on the crumbling tarmac of the streets.

The punk fairy tale is a story of the subversive powers of fun in that part of Germany, which had lost touch with its citizens. The film follows its three heroes from their childhood in the 70s through their teenage rebellion in the eighties, ending in the last summer of their life in the German Democratic Republic in 1989, when their life changed forever, and follows them to 2011.

DE, 2012, 100 min., Dir. Martin Persiel. English subtitled.

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Film poster from This Ain't California. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand.

Film poster from This Ain't California. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand.

Film still from This Ain't California. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand.

Film still from This Ain't California. Image courtesy of Goethe Institut New Zealand.

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