Newsletter December 2015

It is not only this Fassbinder anniversary year that is slowly drawing to an end but also Eva Matthes’ role as a police inspector in the popular German crime series “Tatort”. After fourteen years working on episodes set around Lake Constance, the actress will give her farewell performance in a show that “has it all.” (…)

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Newsletter November 2015

Now that the plethora of events marking the anniversary of RWF’s birth is behind us, we have decided to restart in November with a new approach. Rather than regular posts we will now be issuing a monthly newsletter containing the most important information on events and publications relating to Fassbinder. Our focus will be not (…)

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Garbage, the City and Death

31 October 2015 marks the thirtieth anniversary of an event that proved historic not only in the theater world: In 1985 members of Frankfurt am Main’s Jewish community occupied the Kammerspiel theater’s stage to prevent the performance of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s play “Garbage, the City and Death.” Since then debates about the play have continued, (…)

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Thea Eymèsz dies

This year, 18 September was marked by the death of film editor Thea Eymèsz, who was known above all for her participation in numerous films by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Her career in film began in the early 1960s in the animation studios of Bavaria film, and she went on to edit numerous reportages and industry (…)

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New DVD und Blu-ray editions

Over recent months several new home-cinema editions of Rainer Werner Fassbinder films have been released in the USA, Germany and Italy. The Criterion Collection has brought out THE BITTER TEARS OF PETRA VON KANT and THE MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS for the first time on Blu-ray. The renowned American label is known for its high-quality (…)

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