FASSBINDER DEATH DAY TEA SALON
"TEA IS STRONGER THAN DEATH"
PLEASE JOIN US IN REMEMBRANCE OF THE LATE GREAT FETISH FILMMAKER
RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER
5PM TILL 7PM
GREEN TEA & FRUITS WILL BE SERVED
THE GHOST OF FASSBINDER
WRITTEN BY RICK CASTRO,
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, (31 May 1945 – 10 June 1982)
German film director,screenwriter, and actor, was one of the most important figures in the New German Cinema.
Fassbinder maintained a frenetic pace in filmmaking. In a professional career that lasted less than fifteen years,
he completed forty feature length films; two television film series; three short films; four video productions;
twenty-four stage plays and fourradio plays; and thirty-six acting roles in his own and others’ films.
Underlying Fassbinder's work was a desire to provoke and disturb. His phenomenal creative energy, when working, coexisted with a wild, self-destructive libertinism that earned him a reputation as the enfant terrible of the New German Cinema, as well as being its central figure. He had tortured personal relationships with the actors and technicians
around him who formed a surrogate family. However, his pictures demonstrate his deep sensitivity to social outsiders
and his hatred of institutionalized violence. He ruthlessly attacked both German bourgeois society
and the larger limitations of humanity.
His death has often been cited as the event that ended the New German Cinema movement.