Newsletter February 2020

February this year offers a whole range of exciting events from the cosmos of Rainer Werner Fassbinder. On 13 February the exhibition Aufbruch und Umbruch (Awakening and Upheaval) has its opening from 7:30 p.m. to 11:30 p.m. at the Willy-Brandt-Haus in Berlin. It is composed of works by the Swiss photographer Beat Presser, who has (…)

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Newsletter December 2019

The year 2019 is ending with sad news. On 4 December the well-known German film scholar Thomas Elsaesser died at the age of 76. In 1996 Elsaesser, whose publications include books on topics such as Weimar cinema, Hollywood, Fritz Lang’s “Metropolis”, and the films of Harun Farocki, published a seminal monograph on Fassbinder’s work titled (…)

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Newsletter September 2019

We return from the summer break with the happy news that on 29 August the actress Margit Carstensen was awarded the Götz George Prize. The award, which includes 10,000 euros, was founded in 2018 and recognizes “a merited and fascinating artistic life”. Its primary focus is on older actors who are “no longer in the (…)

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Newsletter July 2019

On 20 May, the Fassbinder Center opened its doors to the public for the first time as part of the celebrations marking the seventieth birthday of the Deutsches Filminstitut (DFF). The center is providing a new home for not only almost all of the filmmaker’s artistic estate but also many other archive holdings, such as (…)

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Newsletter Mai 2019

Am 20. Mai ist es endlich so weit: Das Fassbinder Center in Frankfurt am Main wird seine Tore öffnen. Gezeigt wird dort ein Großteil des Nachlasses der Fassbinder Foundation – Dokumente, Exponate, Fotos und Produktionsunterlagen –, der als Dauerleihgabe an das Deutsche Filminstitut & Filmmuseum (DFF) ging. Die Ausstellung in der Eschersheimer Landstraße 121, die (…)

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