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Kalifornien hat kein Kino

OT: Kalifornien hat kein Kino

Josef Wutz // Germany, 2016
Documentary Feature // FF2016
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Documentary Not every California has a Hollywood. The Northern German seaside resort with the American name doesn’t even have a cinema. But in many other parts of the North German coast, film aficianados are fighting to preserve a living film culture. What drives them is not the prospect of making a lot of money, but their desire to experience good cinematography and great stories. Like Frank Schleich in Prerow in Mecklenburg-Vorpommern. He and his wife have been running their little Cinema Paradiso since the 1990s. The target audience isn’t the 1400 inhabitants, but the summer tourists whose admission money then tides the Schleich family over the often empty winter months. The film is a journey to the edge of filmic viability and a declaration of love to a cinematic survivor


Josef Wutz (*1951) was himself director of the FILMFEST HAMBURG rom 1995 to 2002 and is the owner of PR and film production company Aries Images. Kalifornien hat kein Kino is his first film.


Kalifornien hat kein Kino

Documentary Feature


Hamburger Filmschau//FF2016



42 min


Josef Wutz

Konzept Josef Wutz

Frank Schleich, Shui Schleich, Mia Wei Schleich

Ute Schneider, Josef Wutz

Stefan Lindenau, Marco Kammnick, Josef Wutz

Camilla Grandt

George Kochbeck, Jakob Ilja

Aries Images

Aries Images

Palms Fiction; Aries Images

Josef Wutz, Aries Images: aries@aries-images.de

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