Queen of Niendorf

Preceded by:

Preschool Poets: Supergirl


Feature Germany | US Premiere
Live Action, Joya Thome; 2017, 67 min

Recommended ages: 9+
in German, with English subtitles

The classic boys-coming-of-age drama (think Stand By Me) gets a thoughtful, feminist update in the luminously filmed Queen of Niendorf. Ten-year-old Lea is bored of the vapid aspirations of most tween girls. So she alternates between lazily cycling through her sleepy village and the thrumming excitement of two new discoveries: a makeshift raft and treehouse boys’ club. Skeptical because she’s a girl, the club members make her prove her mettle. Lea realizes that true bravery is not just what you do, but sometimes what you don’t do—and isn’t afraid to prove it.

Presented with support from the Consulate General of Germany

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Sun Mar 3 2:15pm
SVA Theatre
Director Q&A
Sat Mar 9 5:15pm
Quad Cinema