BEWARE OF A HOLY WHORE (35mm)
FRI & SAT: 7:00PM SUN: 3:00PM
Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1971); Germany, 103m
Starring: Lou Castel, Eddie Constantine, Marquard Bohm
German with English Subtitles

THE MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS (35mm)
FRI & SAT: 9:30PM SUN: 5:00PM
Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1972); Germany, 88m
Starring: Hans Hirschmüller, Irm Hermann, Hanna Schygulla
German with English Subtitles

FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 23rd AT 7:00PM & 9:30PM
SATURDAY, november 24th AT 7:00PM & 9:30PM
SUNDAY, November 25th AT 3:00PM & 5:00pm

Despite their quick production schedules and small budgets, Fassbinder’s films are nonetheless unrivaled in their depth and quality. Delivering on all cinematic fronts, his films match a clever and intentional visual style with explorations into the complex emotions and interactions surrounding human relationships. Beware Of A Holy Whore explores the attitudes and desires that rise out of a film crew’s boredom as they wait in a hotel for the start of production. Lacking a central protagonist, the ties between each character come to the fore for a film, as Fassbinder describes it, “about why living and working together as a group doesn’t function, even with people who want it to and for whom the group is life itself.” The Merchant Of Four Seasons focuses on Hans, a fruit seller whose family life is thrown into turmoil as a result of his ill health and ill temper. Steeped in Sirk’s influence, this film has the heightened emotions and dramatic acting for an alternative spin on classic melodrama.


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