Reminder: Events marking Fassbinder’s birthday

Im Land des Apfelbaums_rechtsThis year 31 May marks the seventieth anniversary of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s birth and several events have been arranged to mark the occasion appropriately.

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.

More information:

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
Niederkirchnerstraße 7
10963 Berlin

Fee admission, limited seats!

Matrosenblau Verlag website

Martin-Gropius-Bau website

17 70 – a journey through time: Hanna Schygulla recalls Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Heimathafen Neukölln
Karl-Marx-Straße 141
12043 Berlin

Heimathafen Neukölln website

Fassbinder Days
1 May to 7 June

Fassbinder Days website

Photo left: © Deutsches Filmmuseum
Photo right: © Schirmer / Mosel