Farewell Ursula Strätz

Action-Theater founder dies aged 70 Ursula Strätz was born in Schweinfurt on September 28, 1940. In March 1967 she and Horst Söhnlein founded the Action-Theater in Munich. It was there, some six months later, that the author, actor and director Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who was then at the very beginning of his career, saw a (…)

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Thirty Years Ago: RWF’s LOLA

BRD 3 – The Third Part of a West German Trilogy On August 20, 1981, part 3 of the BRD Trilogy premiered at the Theater Walhalla in Wiesbaden. LOLA was a co-production by Rialto Film, Trio-Film and the West German television broadcaster WDR. The script was written by Peter Märthesheimer and Pea Fröhlich, with whom (…)

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Theo Hinz Turns 80

Film producer, film distributor, friend and gentleman Born on August 13, 1931, in an Eastern Pomeranian village school, Theo Hinz has experienced the full breadth of changes that have seen Germany enlarge, shrink and enlarge again. After completing his schooling and earning a marketing qualification, he initially worked on the production of PR films for (…)

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Daniel Schmid’s SHADOW OF ANGELS in Locarno

New Copy to be Screened on August 10, 2011 The 64th Locarno Film Festival’s Special Program will feature a screening of Daniel Schmid’s SHADOW OF ANGELS (1975) on August 10 at 6.30PM at the Cinema La Sala, presenting a copy with new color grading. It will take place in the presence of Juliane Lorenz, President (…)

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In Memory of Kurt Raab’s Birthday

He would have turned 70 today The actor, scriptwriter, prop maker, and set designer Kurt Raab was born on July 20, 1941 in the Bohemian town of Bergreichenstein, the son of a farm hand. While attending high school at Straubing, he met the future co-founder of the Action Theater and composer for many of RWF’s (…)

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