Newsletter October 2021

On 9 September, in the presence of guests such as Hanna Schygulla, Harry Baer and RWFF President Juliane Maria Lorenz, the exhibition “The Rainer Fassbinder Method. A Retrospective” opened in Bonn’s Bundeskunsthalle. The show, the scale of which the WDR-3 radio program Resonanzen described as “enormous,” includes 800 objects and film scripts, a 100-meter timeline (…)

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Newsletter July 2021

On 12 July Hanna Schygulla was awarded the City of Munich’s Culture Prize at the Munich Film Museum. The actress and singer was presented with the prize, which comes with 10,000 euros, by the city’s mayor, Dieter Reiter. Thomas Becker from the Süddeutsche Zeitung attended the award ceremony and in his report discusses, among other (…)

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Newsletter May 2021

The German film distributor Filmverlag der Autoren came into being on 18 April 1971. Along with Fassbinder, its 24 founders included Peter Lilienthal, Hans W. Geißendörfer and Wim Wenders. Inspired by the likewise collectively organized publisher Verlag der Autoren, the distributor established an alternative model within the German film industry. One half of the profits (…)

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Newsletter April 2021

The Théâtre du Rond-Point in Paris and its audience were looking forward to a spring of new buds and reopened theaters. Falk Richter’s play “Je suis Fassbinder” was scheduled to run there for three weeks in a production by Stanislas Nordey starting on 5 April. However, currently the French capital is also suffering from rising (…)

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Newsletter December 2020

On 3 December, one of the most important innovators in the world of cinema celebrated his 90th birthday. Whether as a critic for the film magazine Cahiers du cinéma, a central protagonist of the French New Wave, or a political activist, Jean-Luc Godard has always exhibited the courage to experiment and curiosity about the unknown. (…)

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