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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Reminder: Events marking Fassbinder’s birthday

This year 31 May marks the seventieth anniversary of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s birth and several events have been arranged to mark the occasion appropriately. Starting at 7:30 p.m. a musical reading by Antje Vollmer and Hans-Eckardt Wenzel is taking place in Berlin’s Martin-Gropius-Bau. The two authors will be presenting their book “Hinter den Bildern die (…)

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