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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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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