November 14, 2020

11:00 am

German Currents Virtual Panel - I'VE NEVER BEEN TO NEW YORK


Join Us For A Virtual Discussion

With Filmmakers & Talent Behind The New German Musical I’VE NEVER BEEN TO NEW YORK!

Guests include director Philipp Stolzl, actor Michael Ostrowski and cinematographer Thomas Kienast.


Live Panel Discussion

Sat. November 14, 2020

11:00 AM PT

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About the Panel

Philipp Stölzl’s light-hearted adaptation of Germany’s wildly successful stage musical I’VE NEVER BEEN TO NEW YORK brings the music of Udo Jürgens to the big screen as a self-centered talk show host, her mother and her make-up artist become stowaways on a cruise ship heading to Manhattan.

Join us for a live online panel discussion with the filmmakers and get the inside story on the movie! Guests include director Philipp Stolzl, actor Michael Ostrowski and cinematographer Thomas Kienast. Discussion moderated by Thomas Mikusz. Additional panelists to be confirmed.

Virtual discussion on Saturday, 11/14 at 11 AM PT. RSVP here to receive a link to the Zoom Q&A. Your Zoom link will be sent earlier on the day of the event.

About German Currents

The 14th annual German Currents festival features some of the best recent films from Germany, most of which make their Los Angeles premieres here. From romances, thrillers, war movies, documentaries, shorts and family fare, this week of virtual screenings includes some of the year’s biggest award winners and most outstanding performances. Several programs will include exclusive pre-recorded discussions with the filmmakers.


The German Currents Film Festival 2020 is a co-production of the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles and the American Cinematheque, and is presented in kind cooperation with the German Consulate General, and with the support of The Friends of Goethe, The Hollywood Foreign Press Association, German Films, and Media Partners Deutsche Welle.


The Goethe-Institut is the cultural institute of the Federal Republic of Germany with a global reach. The institute promotes knowledge of the German-language abroad and fosters international cultural cooperation. The Goethe-Institut Los Angeles operates on a partnership basis. For individual projects, as for longer-term joint ventures, the Goethe-Institut connects with stakeholders in the cultural scene – institutions, organizations, companies, people in and from Southern California and Arizona, Germany, and other countries.

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The American Cinematheque is a non-profit cultural organization whose mission is to celebrate the experience of cinema as a moving art form; we create spaces where both the public and members of the film industry come together as a community with the common language and love of film. Since it began screening films to the public in 1985, the American Cinematheque has provided diverse film programming and live in-person discussions and events with thousands of filmmakers and luminaries, presenting both new and repertory cinema to Los Angeles. For more information, visit

Zoom Details

To view the online discussion, you will need to have the Zoom video application installed on your computer beforehand. It can be downloaded at You will receive a Zoom link the day of the online discussion. If you have any issue connecting to our Q&A, please email [email protected] and we will do our best to assist you.

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