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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46th Pariser Platz der Kulturen. An evening for Fassbinder

On Thursday, 4 June the “Pariser Platz der Kulturen” (Pariser Platz of Cultures), an event created by the financial services company Allianz AG in collaboration with the Berlin Theater Festival, will present an evening devoted to Rainer Werner Fassbinder. The evening will begin at 7 p.m. with an introduction of Regine Lorenz, Director of the (…)

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