Günther Kaufmann died unexpectedly on May 10.

A German actor of many facets, on film and in life Günther Kaufmann, once known as the “Bavarian negro” on account of his exotic appearance, would soon have celebrated his sixty-fifth birthday and plans had been made to film his life story in the coming year under the working title of Die zweite Garnitur Gottes (…)

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HANDS ON FASSBINDER – DISCUSSIONS.ASSOCIATIONS.SCREENINGS

Six weekend conferences between May and November 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 Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation (RWFF) and the German Federal Agency for (…)

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2012 German Film Awards honor Michael Ballhaus

LOLA for outstanding services to German film On April 27 Michael Ballhaus will receives his third German Film Award. He received his two other awards in 1973 and 1978 for his cinematography on THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT and DESPAIR respectively. This year he is receiving the “Lola”—as the award given by the (…)

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Munich Film Museum to hold comprehensive RWF retrospective

12 examples of “Fassbinder’s Munich” screening from April to June All the films selected for this retrospective marking the thirtieth anniversary of Fassbinder’s death have one thing in common: they are set and were shot in the Bavarian capital and its environs. This year Munich’s theaters are presenting several of RWF’s works, and the city’s (…)

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Omnipresent – the RWF year of theater

2011/12 season features works from the established canon All over Germany theaters are marking the thirtieth anniversary of RWF’s death with productions of his work. 2012 is seeing an unprecedented number of concurrent productions of Fassbinder works on German-language stages. We would like to provide an overview here of works currently being staged. It is (…)

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