While American teens were fighting in the streets, dropping out and protesting Vietnam, East German youth were to be living it up, footloose and carefree. At least that's what Heisser Sommer (Hot Summer), a rollicking teenage rock 'n' roll musical from the other side of the Iron Curtain, will have you believe! A group of seven teenage boys and seven teenage girls go hitchhiking from the city of Leipzig to the hot beaches of Ruegen Island looking for love, fun and Rock 'N' Roll. Stars Frank Schobel and Chris Doerk were two of the biggest pop stars in East Germany at the time, and were also married in real life. Don't miss this extremely rare screening!
In German with English subtitles.
Digital courtesy The DEFA Film Library at The University of Massachusetts.
Presented by The Heights Theater and The Trylon Cinema