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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Fassbinder still alive – Symposia in Munich

INSPIRATION – PRODUCTION – TRANSFORMATION On the weekend of March 23-25, the Fassbinder Festival marking the 30th anniversary of the filmmaker’s death reaches its initial highpoint at Munich’s Residenztheater. On Friday, March 23 INSPIRATION will be the focus of a discursive examination. It begins with a screening of Christoph Schlingensief’s 1996 film DIE 120 TAGE (…)

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Postparadise Fassbinder Now – theater festival marks 30th anniversary of RWF’s death

International productions in the Residenztheater’s Marstall building in Munich In this commemorative year of 2012, the Residenztheater is setting a major milestone in the city where everything began for RWF with the Action Theater and later the antiteater ensemble. In March and April, an international festival will bring together a range of European theater directors (…)

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