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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A reading of unpublished material

On 13 May at 8 p.m. a reading will be held in the Charlottenburg bookshop Autorenbuchhandlung. The reading will consist in part of a presentation by Juliane Maria Lorenz and the actor Patrick Güldenberg from Berlin’s Volksbühne theater of unpublished texts by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. In addition there will be readings from Im Land des (…)

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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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