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 Welt – Die untergegangene Bundesrepublik in den Filmen von Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Ein Briefwechsel” (Behind the Images, the World. The lost Federal Republic of Germany in the films of Rainer Werner Fassbinder – An exchange of letters). More information about the event is available on facebook.
On the same evening in Berlin’s Heimathafen Neukölln, Hanna Schygulla will present recollections of her most significant artistic companion. In her program “17 70 – a journey through time” the actress reads and sings texts written by Fassbinder at the age of 17. Enriched by anecdotes from Fassbinder’s early career, the evening has been conceived as a journey through the 1960s. Tickets for this event can also be purchased online via the following link.
In Munich the Fassbinder Days festival is running until 7 June. Along with the “Fassbinder / Schroeter / Wenders” retrospective in the Film Museum, the festival program includes theater productions and an evening of song with Valery Tscheplanowa. In addition, a special city tour seeks out traces of Fassbinder in Munich’s Glockenbachviertel district.
Events marking RWF’s 70th birthday
Reading with Antje Vollmer and Hans-Eckardt Wenzel
Sun 31 May 2015, admission: 7 p.m.
Rotunda on the second upper level of the Martin-Gropius-Bau
Fee admission, limited seats!
17 70 – a journey through time: Hanna Schygulla recalls Rainer Werner Fassbinder
1 May to 7 June
Photo left: © Deutsches Filmmuseum
Photo right: © Schirmer / Mosel