Comprehensive Fassbinder Retrospective on ARTE

Bild 2 - rechte Seitenbande-3_300Video portal, web dossier and press publications marking the thirtieth anniversary of RWF’s death

This European Championship summer would certainly have been a source of great delight for Fassbinder, who was a passionate football fan, often following a long day of filming by playing in the team he founded, “FC Alexanderplatz,” in what were sometimes hotly contested matches with his cast and crew. Like the European Football Championship, the comprehensive Fassbinder retrospective presented by the German-French TV broadcaster ARTE is now entering its final phase. We present here an overview of the coming films:

June 25, 2012, 8:15 p.m., FONTANE – EFFI BRIEST
June 25, 2012, 10:30 p.m., LOVE IS COLDER THAN DEATH
June 25, 2012, 11:55 p.m., THE CITY TRAMP
June 26, 2012, 2:10 a.m., IN A YEAR WITH 13 MOONS
June 28, 2012, 1:10 a.m., WORLD ON A WIRE I
June 28, 2012, 2:55 a.m., WORLD ON A WIRE II
July 3, 2012, 1:00 a.m., FOX AND HIS FRIENDS

We also highly recommend ARTE+7, the online video portal offering entire films by RWF and documentaries about him. The ARTE website also offers a comprehensive web dossier marking the thirtieth anniversary of RWF’s death, which includes interviews with Fatih Akin, Juliane Lorenz, Ulrich Seidel and Ken Loach.


More information:
The following is a brief selection of material appearing in the press to mark the thirtieth anniversary of Fassbinder’s death:

Die Welt, June 7, 2012, “Der geniale, störende Filmemacher und Poet”
Süddeutsche Zeitung, June 8, 2012, “Im falschen Leben” by Fritz Göttler
Frankfurter Rundschau, June 9, 2012, “Reisen ins Licht” by Daniel Kothenschulte
Stuttgarter Zeitung, June 9, 2012, “Der Mann, die Stadt und der Tod” by Mirko Weber
Der Tagesspiegel, June 10, 2012, “Mein Fassbinder”

WDR 5, Redezeit –Neugier genügt, June 8, 2012, Juliane Lorenz in conversation with Achim Schmitz-Forte
hr 2 Kultur, Doppel-Kopf, 11.06.2012, “Am Tisch mit Juliane Lorenz, Fassbinder-Cutterin” with Jochanan Shelliem
Deutschlandradio Kultur, Radiofeuilleton – Kino und Film, 10.06.2012, “Rainer Werner Fassbinder – Der geniale Getriebene” by Gesa Ufer

SZ-Video – Juliane Lorenz in interview with Christian Mayer in the German
Theater Museum, Munich, May 24, 2012

Photo right: RWF during the filming of THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN, 1978, © RWFF