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One last chance in LA: Must-See Swiss Film “Grounding: The Last Days of Swissair” followed by Q&A with lead Actor Gilles Tschudi

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The Cultural Foreign Policy Centre of the Federal Department of Foreign Affairs (FDFA) and the Consulate General of Switzerland in Los Angeles present: A week with Gilles Tschudi – Los Angeles, April 11-14, 2011.

The series, celebrating one of the most highly acclaimed Swiss Actors, includes two screenings of “ONE OF THE BIGGEST HITS IN SWISS FILM HISTORY!”

Grounding: The Last Days of Swissair (IMDB, official)

The demise of airline Swissair in 2001 was a huge blow to Switzerland’s economy and to the country’s morale. It was a sad day for Swiss history when the airline’s fleet was grounded on 2 October 2001. “Grounding” by Award-Winning Director Michael Steiner (IMDB, official), is set during the last days of the doomed airline, and tells the story of manager Mario A. Corti‘s unhappy fate, the last, unlucky CEO at the traditional airline company, as well as of all those nameless people who lost almost everything in the maelstrom of Swissair’s downfall: their job, home and their belief in Switzerland

Join us to see this Swiss Blockbuster and admire the amazing performance of Gilles Tschudi. There will be refreshments prior to the screening and a Q&A will follow afterward.

NO RSVPS NEEDED – Film will be shown in its original Swiss-German version, with English subtitles.


APRIL 11, 2011 – 7 pm
Théatre Raymond Kabbaz
10361 W. Pico Blvd.
Los Angeles, CA 90064

APRIL 13, 2011 – 7 :30pm
Caltech, California Institute of Technology
(Prof Aebi, CalTech – Special Event Flyer)
Campus Baxter Lecture Hall (PDF Campus detail map)
1200 E. California Blvd.
Pasadena, CA 91125-3405

Written by M:)

April 13, 2011 at 12:15 am

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