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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Newsletter February 2016

February is Berlinale month! Germany’s biggest film festival is being held again February 11-21. For us, this is a particularly interesting year because the festival program includes an homage to Michael Ballhaus, the renowned cinematographer and long-standing friend of the Fassbinder Foundation. As part of this celebration of his career, Ballhaus, who worked on 15 (…)

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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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