flyer_3On Saturday, July 14, 2012, discussions and lectures in Berlin

The series of events taking place in 2012 under the umbrella title of HANDS ON FASSBINDERis a collective project mounted by the German film journal REVOLVER, the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (.CHB), the Berlin cinema Zeughauskino, the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation (RWFF) and the German Federal Agency for Civic Education. The project has been made possible by a grant from the German Capital Cultural Fund

An overview of the current program:

Saturday, July 14, from 5 p.m. / Collegium Hungaricum Berlin
The aim of the section entitled ON POLITICS is to examine the question of how filmmakers and films that address political themes can themselves become political issues.

Peter Nau, film critic: Fassbinder and Jean-Marie Straub, “the vampire.”
Straub was 35 and Fassbinder 23 when they met in Munich during the 1960s. Commenting on the short films Fassbinder had just completed at the time, Straub said that they were the most violent films he had seen from Germany. Straub and Fassbinder both worked with the Action-Theater in Munich. In his first feature film, LOVE IS COLDER THAN DEATH, Fassbinder recreated the nocturnal tracking shot from a car used in THE BRIDEGROOM, THE COMMEDIENNE AND THE PIMP: an homage to the “vampire Straub” (Fassbinder). The two filmmakers represent two very different political approaches to film. Both these approaches took on a new intensity following the events of 1968 and illustrate different ways of politicizing art.

DEBIT AND CREDIT – the prevention of a project
DEBIT AND CREDIT (SOLL UND HABEN) is a script by Herbert Knopp based on the novel of the same name by Gustav Freytag. Fassbinder’s plan to film the script in 1977 was initially supported by the German broadcaster WDR but the film was never made. The script, written 35 years ago, is now being made available as part of HANDS ON FASSBINDER.

Lecture by Herbert Knopp: The 1976 film project DEBIT AND CREDIT
Why the Rainer Werner Fassbinder multi-part film version of the novel by Gustav Freytag was abandoned despite initial approval.

Discussion: The significance of the film project today
Herbert Knopp, Ralf Hechelmann, Moderator: Saskia Walker (REVOLVER)

Staging of a short series of scenes from DEBIT AND CREDIT
by Herbert Knopp, based on the novel by Gustav Freytag.
Adaption: Ralf Hechelmann

#3 ON POLITICS film program / Zeughauskino

July 7, 2012 | 9 p.m.
THE BRIDEGROOM, THE COMMEDIENNE AND THE PIMP (FRG 1968, 23′, 35 mm) by Jean-Marie Straub
LOVE IS COLDER THAN DEATH (FRG 1969, 88′, 35 mm) by RWF
July 8, 2012 | 7 p.m. + July 15, 2012 | 9 p.m.
KATZELMACHER (FRG 1969, 88′, 35 mm) by RWF
July 10, 2012 | 8 p.m.
(FRG 1964/65, 52′, 35 mm) by Jean-Marie Straub
MACHORKA-MUFF (FRG 1963, 18′, 35 mm) by Jean-Marie Straub
THE LITTLE CHAOS (FRG 1967, 9′, 35 mm) by RWF
July 11, 2012 | 8 p.m.
SATAN’S BREW (FRG 1976, 112′, 35 mm) by RWF
July 12, 2012 | 8 p.m.
GERMANY IN AUTUMN (FRG 1978, 123′, 35 mm) by RWF and others
July 13, 2012 | 7 p.m.
MOTHER KRAUSEN’S JOURNEY TO HAPPINESS (G 1929, 105′, 35 mm) by Phil Jutzi; piano accompaniment: Eunice Martins
July 13, 2012 | 9 p.m.
July 15, 2012 | 9 p.m.
KATZELMACHER (FRG 1969, 88′, 35 mm) by RWF

Further information 1 about HANDS ON FASSBINDER by REVOLVER.
Further information 2 about the Collegium Hungaricum Berlin (.CHB).
Further information 3 about the film program in the Zeughauskino Berlin.
Further information 4 about the parallel event to “Who loves.”
Entire program