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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Fassbinder on Arte

On Wednesday, 27 May the French-German TV broadcaster is presenting a double feature dedicated to the work of Rainer Werner Fassbinder. This evening of RWF begins at 8:15 p.m. with one of director’s biggest successes, THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN, featuring Hanna Schygulla in the lead role. Using the tools of melodrama, the film tells (…)

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Fassbinder‘s 70th birthday

For some weeks now, numerous events have been held to mark a special anniversary. This year, on 31 May, Rainer Werner Fassbinder would have turned 70. Over the last years and decades, RWF has gained increasing international recognition as a film-maker. His public image has shifted from enfant terrible to one of the most important (…)

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Books by and about Fassbinder

There are currently a number of new publications on the market dealing with Rainer Werner Fassbinder and his work – or written by the filmmaker himself. The volume of RWF’s own writings Im Land des Apfelbaums: Gedichte und Prosa aus den Kölner Jahren 1962/63 (In the Land of the Apple Tree: Poems and Prose from (…)

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