GERMAN CURRENTS FILM FESTIVAL FASSBINDER

Rainer Werner Fassbinder © Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation

Sun, 10/23/2016

Egyptian Theatre

6712 Hollywood Blvd
90036 Los Angeles

Rainer Werner Fassbinder

MATINEE | LOS ANGELES PREMIERE

Germany (2015), 92 min. DCP Projection
German and English with English Subtitles


Director: Annekatrin Hendel
Screenplay: Annekatrin Hendel, Juliane Lorenz
Cinematography: Martin Farkas
Cast: Juliane Lorenz, Hanna Schygulla, Wolf Gremm, Thomas Schühly, Margit Carstensen
Producers: Annekatrin Hendel
Co-Producer: Juliane Lorenz
Production Company: IT WORKS! Medien/Berlin, in co-production with Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation


Rainer Werner Fassbinder is arguably one of the most prolific and controversial figures in German film history. Abruptly cut short by his untimely death in 1982 at the age of 37, Fassbinder’s legacy included his revolutionary work in theater, as well as the 44 films he directed in only 18 years.  Fassbinder’s unique ability to portray German society with such painful honesty, often polarizing the nation, remains unparalleled.     
Skillfully blending elements of Fassbinder’s tremendous body of work with his biography, Annekatrin Hendel illustrates various details of Fassbinder’s personal life through carefully selected autobiographical elements within his films.  Never-before-seen archival material, excerpts from Fassbinder’s early literary work, as well as rare interviews with his friends and colleagues Irm Hermann, Margit Carstensen, Harry Baer, Hanna Schygulla, Volker Schlöndorff and Juliane Maria Lorenz all shed new light on Fassbinder’s career.    
Hendel blurs the lines between Fassbinder’s life and art to explore the roots of New German Cinema’s enfant terrible, providing fresh insight into the audacity, determination and assertiveness Fassbinder relied upon in order to become the notorious, obsessive artist, driven by a desire to create at all costs.
 
In Person: Director Annekatrin Hendel

PRESENTED WITH THE SUPPORT OF OUTFEST AND THE VILLA AURORA

 


TICKETS
$11.-/ General Audiences
$9.-  / Seniors, Students, Friends of Goethe
$7.-  / Cinematheque Members

Annekatrin Hendel was born in Berlin. After studying Design, she worked as a costume and set designer for film and theater, later co-founding the Berlin-based Theater 89.  In 2004 she founded IT WORKS! Medien, whose first production ZUR ZEIT VERSTORBEN was nominated for the 2004 German Short Film Award. Her other films as a director include:  FLAKE - MEIN LEBEN (2011) about the Keyboarder of RAMMSTEIN, VATERLANDSVERRAETER and ANDERSON, which has received numerous awards.


WORLD SALES

Rainer Werner Fassbinder Werkschau
www.fassbinderfoundation.de





 

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