Newsletter November 2017

On 7 November the German actor Hans-Michael Rehberg died at the age of 79. He appeared in numerous stage productions as well as a diverse range of films, working with exponents of New German Cinema such as Margarethe von Trotta, Alexander Kluge and Reinhard Hauff, maverick figures such as Roland Klick, Rudolf Thome and Romuald (…)

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Newsletter October 2017

Important birthdays were recently celebrated by Harry Baer and Irm Hermann, two of Fassbinder’s closest and most enduring collaborators. Harry Baer, who turned 70 on 27 September, worked with Fassbinder from the early antiteater days right through to the director’s last feature film, QUERELLE. Whether appearing like a Bavarian James Dean in leading roles in (…)

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Films need a pension scheme / A digitization field report / by Juliane Lorenz

Films need a pension scheme A digitization field report / by Juliane Lorenz We began digitizing the films of Rainer Werner Fassbinder at the beginning of the 2000s, using what were then the standard SD (Standard Digital) and HD (High Definition) formats, which we used as the basis for the production of DVDs. These techniques, (…)

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Newsletter September 2017

Since the end of last year the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung has been featuring guest contributions exploring the issue of film heritage management. Now RWFF president Juliane Maria Lorenz has contributed a text in which she writes about her experiences with the restoration of Fassbinder’s films. Among other things, she points out that the digital safeguarding (…)

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Newsletter July 2017

It was unfortunately hardly remarked on in the press that on 19 May the choreographer, director and theatre manager Dieter Gackstetter died at the age of 77. Apart from his long stage career, Gackstetter also worked as a choreographer on a diverse range of films. He was involved in the making of the popular dance (…)

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