Jeff Smith 2 p.m., Dec. 9
Jan Ole Gerster's wry and vibrant feature debut paints a day in the life of Niko, a twenty-something college dropout going nowhere fast. Niko lives for the moment as he drifts through the streets of Berlin, curiously observing everyone around him and oblivious to his growing status as an outsider. Then on one fateful day, through a series of absurdly amusing encounters, everything changes. Shot in timeless black and white and enriched with a snappy jazz soundtrack, this slacker dramedy is a love letter to Berlin and the Generation Y experience. Film screens as part of the German Currents Film Festival. Screenwriter and director Jan Ole Gerster will be in attendance.