Drama, Short Films, 20-Feb-2023
In America for the first time, a German teenager heading to a party with a group of boys becomes entangled with the police. “Interstate 8,” directed by Anne Thieme, is an understated drama, an immersive minute-by-minute procedural that explores cop culture, immigration, and lines of unspoken communication. After being pulled over by a pair of North Carolina officers, the German girl panics and pretends she can’t speak English. As a silent observer, she becomes witness to a series of detainments as well as their immediate aftermath. Filled with specificity and restraint, Thieme’s film is an examination of police work in this country and the individuals ensnared in the messy, often unjust, process. -KA. Writer & Director: Anne Thieme. Cast: Stephanie Amarell, Jacobi Howard, Drew Matthews, Isabela Rengifo. DOP: Martin Gasch. Editor: Saied Behbahaninia, Anne Thieme. Producer: Anne Thieme, Lina-Mareike Zopfs. Co-Producer: Abraham Bengio, Katie Sanderson. Music: Dascha Dauenhauer, Christoph Bernewitz, Alexander Binder.