You might scratch your head and say, "...a German community in L.A.?" You won't find it on a street sign like Chinatown, Little Tokyo, Little Ethiopia, Koreatown, et al (Germans have a strong tendency to blend in unobtrusively). But German culture is alive and thriving at the Goethe Institute, featuring ongoing programs from films, live concerts, and receptions, to artist lectures and exhibitions.
Feature films and documentaries from classic to contemporary, entertainment to experimental, and trash to treasure, are stored in a vast media library that is the largest collection of German films in the U.S. You can view them at the Institute, or rent them to take out for up to two weeks. The library also has a directory of businesses in the United States that sell German or German-related products. The media lounge has free WiFi, and visitors can call Germany for free from a VoIP phone.
German language courses are offered with one-on-on instruction, or training can be arranged in Germany for you. A calendar of events staged at the comfortable in-house theater are listed on the website: http://www.goethe.de/ins/us/los/enindex.htm