Jeff Smith 4 p.m., Aug. 28
Die Vermessung Der Welt (Measuring the World)
Two of the greatest minds of the 19th century, mathematician Carl Friederich Gauss (Florian David Fritz) and scientist Alexander von Humboldt (Albrecht Abraham Schuch), dedicate their studies to measuring and comprehending the world they live in. Based on Daniel Kehlmann's best-selling novel of the same name, this visually stunning epic is a playful re-imagining of the great men’s lives. Screens as opening night film for the German Currents Film Festival. A gala will follow the screening, and the evening will be moderated by German-American actress Elisabeth Röhm, best known for her role as Serena Southerlyn in the TV series "Law and Order."