Edgar Reitz: time-traveling through the nineteenth century at 80

HEIMAT IV to hit the big screen in 2013 The German filmmaker and author Edgar Reitz, who was born in Morbach, Hunsrück in the far west of Germany on November 1, 1932, recently celebrated his eightieth birthday. As one of the signatories to the Oberhausen Manifesto proclaimed in 1962, Reitz played a decisive role in (…)

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HANDS ON FASSBINDER – #6 MY FASSBINDER – Fassbinder and international cinema

Final event on November 17 and 18 in Berlin The series of events taking place in 2012 under the umbrella title of HANDS ON FASSBINDER is a collective project mounted by the German film journal REVOLVER, the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (.CHB), the Berlin cinema Zeughauskino, the RWFF and the German Federal Agency for Civic Education. (…)

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Preparadise Sorry Now in Leipzig and Innsbruck

In the Skala and in Friedbergs Bar-Theater Two productions of Fassbinder’s play about the British serial killers Ian Brady and Myra Hindley are being staged simultaneously this autumn at two German-language theaters. Fassbinder wrote the play in 1969 as a polemical response to Paradise Now, one of the most well-known productions by the “Living Theater,” (…)

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