Newsletter June 2016

This year, 10 June marked the thirty-fourth anniversary of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s death, and the film critic John Patterson used this occasion to write an appreciation of the director, which was printed in the Guardian. In his article, Patterson speaks of how shaken he was as a young movie buff by the news of the (…)

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Newsletter May 2016

This month we must once again say farewell to friends. One of them is the photographer Erika Rabau, who died on 10 April. Rabau was born into a middle-class family in Gdansk. She originally wanted to be an actress but decided first to see the world. Her travels took her to South America, where she (…)

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Newsletter April 2016

This past March was sadly overshadowed by the death of Rudolf Waldemar Brem – an actor and a member of Fassbinder’s circle during the early phase of the director’s career – who died March 17 at the age of 67. Brem was only 19 when he met Fassbinder. The powerfully built young man with blonde (…)

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Newsletter March 2016

These days we more often hear of cinemas that are closing than ones that are opening. This applies above all to art house cinemas. However, there has recently been a positive development in this respect in New York, where the newly opened Metrograph is providing a meeting point for the cinephile community, offering a movie (…)

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Premiere of “Je suis Fassbinder”

On 4 March Falk Richter’s “Je suis Fassbinder” is premiering at the National Theater of Strasbourg. The play is based on the episode contributed by Fassbinder to the film GERMANY IN AUTUMN, which deals with the hysterical atmosphere in West Germany during the period of RAF terrorism. Following his controversial production “Fear,” in which Richter (…)

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