Newsletter August 2020

In May, the New York Times published an appreciation of twelve “great” TV series made by film directors. The list includes David Lynch’s TWIN PEAKS, Jane Campion’s TOP OF THE LAKE, Nicolas Winding Refn’s TOO OLD TO DIE YOUNG, and – in first place – Fassbinder’s BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ. The author of the piece, Scott Tobias, (…)

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Newsletter May 2020

For weeks now the whole world has been in a state of emergency. One of the many challenges this has brought is the massive restrictions placed on the cultural sector. For the time being, cinemas, like museums and theaters, have to remain closed. Above all for smaller venues and institutions, this enforced break is proving (…)

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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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