Fassbinder in May: exhibition/theater festival/film release

On 31 May Rainer Werner Fassbinder would have turned 70, and, as is appropriate for such an anniversary, this month is seeing an especially large number of events devoted to RWF and his artistic legacy. This year’s Berlin Theater Festival, or Theatertreffen, is placing a particular emphasis on Fassbinder. Between 1 and 17 May, the (…)

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Fassbinder/Schroeter/Wenders film series

The Munich Film Museum is holding a retrospective throughout May dedicated to the work of three of the most renowned representatives of New German Cinema: Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Werner Schroeter and Wim Wenders. The curators, Stefan Drößler and Rainer Gansera, have taken the fact that the three filmmakers were all born in 1945 as the (…)

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Cinema release: FASSBINDER – a documentary by Annekatrin Hendel


On 30 April Annekatrin Hendel’s documentary FASSBINDER, produced by IT WORKS! Medien in cooperation with the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation and based on an idea by Juliane Maria Lorenz, is being released in German cinemas. In the film Hendel traces the development of Fassbinder’s career without drawing a strict dividing line between life and art. (…)

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Fassbinder 2015 by Juliane Lorenz

With the 52nd BERLIN THEATER FESTIVAL (1 to 17 May) marking the seventieth year since the birth of the director, actor and author with its “FOCUS FASSBINDER” program and the German Film Institute/German Film Museum (DIF/DFM) presenting the EXHIBITION Fassbinder – NOW in collaboration with the Fassbinder Foundation at the Martin-Gropius-Bau (6 May to 23 (…)

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Theater: Fassbinder in three countries

As in previous months, April sees several works by Rainer Werner Fassbinder being staged in European theaters. In the Gaußstraße, the smaller stage attached to Hamburg’s Thalia Theater, a theater adaptation of VERONIKA VOSS has been running since February 2014, in which Bastian Kraft directs Victoria von Trauttmannsdorff as a formerly popular film star trying (…)

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