The Rakish BAAL, The Resurrected. A Tribute to Rainer Werner Fassbinder

The exhibition The Rakish BAAL the Resurrected: A Tribute to Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1 Mai to 25 July 2015, Gallery Egbert Baqué Contemporary Art) is inspired above all by Volker Schlöndorff’s 1969 film BAAL, with Fassbinder playing the main part, which Brecht’s heirs banned from being shown publicly for 44 years. ‘What Brecht’s heirs did (…)

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German Film Awards: Special Award for Barbara Baum

At this year’s German Film Awards on 19 June a so-called Honorary Lola is being awarded to costume designer Barbara Baum. This prize is awarded every year by the German Film Academy in recognition of “outstanding contributions to German Cinema.” During a career spanning four decades, Baum, who originally trained as a fashion designer, has (…)

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Fassbinder film seasons in Russia and the USA

In June three seasons of film are offering the opportunity to become better acquainted in different ways with the work of Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Until the end of month the Dryden Theater in New York’s venerable George Eastman House is screening three of Fassbinder’s films in 35mm. The season comprises MOTHER KÜSTERS GOES TO HEAVEN, (…)

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Hanna Schygulla in Berlin’s Schlosspark Theater

On Monday, 15 June, Berlin’s Schlosspark Theater is hosting a very special guest in the person of Hanna Schygulla. In a follow-up to “17 70 – a journey through time,” with which she recently marked Fassbinder’s seventieth birthday at the Heimathafen Neukölln, the singer and actress is presenting a show titled “Dann werd ich eine (…)

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Theater: The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant / Katzelmacher

Although the actual anniversary of Fassbinder’s seventieth birthday has now passed, events commemorating the seventieth year since his birth continue. For instance, two new theater productions of RWF works can currently be seen in Germany and Switzerland. On 30 May the Theaterforum Kreuzberg in Berlin is hosting a guest performance by the independent theatre company (…)

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