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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Newsletter – January/February – 1/2019

We would like to begin by wishing a happy birthday to the actor Günter Lamprecht, known for his many film and theater roles, who turned 89 on 21 January. He appeared in several of Fassbinder’s works but his most significant role for the director was undoubtedly the television series BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ (1980) based on Alfred (…)

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