Uli Gaulke's "As Time Goes by in Shanghai", AmDocs in LAGoethe-Institut Los Angeles (5750 Wilshire Blvd, Los Angeles, CA 90036) Map it Free
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Dir. Uli Gaulke, Germany/The Netherlands, 2013, 90 min. Chinese and Dutch with English subtitles, digital.
The oldest band of the world has been playing every evening at the Peace Hotel in Shanghai for more than thirty years.
Most members of the band, all Jazz musicians of the first rank, are older than 80 years.
As Time Goes by in Shanghai accompanies the oldest band in the world on their greatest adventure yet: their appearance at the North Sea Jazz Festival Rotterdam, the most important festival of its kind.
In the final weeks before their appearance, this musical film will immerse itself in a world of unparalleled change. Jazz stands for improvisation, individualism, freedom and creativity.
Against the backdrop of great jazz hymns, the film will chart the fascinating life stories of these seven exceptional musicians: from the Japanese occupation to the Cultural Revolution, right up to today’s turbo-planned economy.
With humor, wisdom and a tale or two being spun on the way, the men in black suits will lead us on a tour of their everyday lives in one of the world’s most modern cities and show us how good old jazz has given them the strength to weather the storms of time.
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Discussion with Uli Gaulke following the screening.
The American Documentary Film Festival and Film Fund or (AmDocs) is the largest documentary only festival on the West Coast and one of the largest in the U.S.
It screens over 100 films, from feature docs to short docs to animated shorts from around the world.
Supported by the Goethe-Institut Los Angeles, this year the festival team is excited to include GERMANY as one of their Spotlight countries.
Uli Gaulke was born on August 19, 1968, in Schwerin. After finishing school, he studied computer sciences as well as theatre and film studies, before he took up directing at the "Konrad Wolf" Academy of Film and Television in Babelsberg.
In 1996, he began making short movies, including Irgendwo in Deutschland (1996) and Niemand lacht rückwärts (1998). His 30-minute documentary Quién es el último – Wer ist der Letzte (1997) won him several awards at different international film festivals. In 2001, Gaulke received the German Film Award for his graduation film Havanna, mi amor, in which he portrayed Cuban telenovela fans.
At the Berlinale 2003, Gaulke premiered his documentary Heirate mich - Casate conmigo. The movie depicts the complicated relationship between a German man and his Cuban wife who has followed him to Germany.
In October 2006, Gaulken presented his third feature documentary at the renowned film festival in Pusan, Korea: Comrades in Dreams – Leinwandfieber, a humorous, well-observed portrait of four cinema operators from Africa, Korea, India, and the United States. Source: filmportal.de © Deutsches Filminstitut – DIF e.V., Frankfurt am Main
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