Rainer Werner Fassbinder was known as the enfant terrible of New German Cinema. He died at the young age of 37 yet completed 44 projects in his short lifetime. Aside from being a film director he was also an accomplished playwright and theatre director. This film, which is loosely based on Douglas Sirk’s All That Heaven Allows, tells the improbable love story of an older German-Polish woman and a young Moroccan immigrant. But unlike Sirk’s film, it’s less sentimental and melodramatic and full of biting social commentary. It addresses themes of racism, prejudice and class differences and still feels as relevant today as it probably was back in 1974. Widely regarded as one of Fassbinder’s best films, the cinematography, use of color and compositions are also outstanding. All in all, a classic that shouldn’t be missed.
The Brian Wilson Experience
A one-time-only event exploring the life and work of the genius from California. With live performances, clips, recordings and on-stage interviews, exploring some of the rich heritage of Wilson’s life
Companion piece: Akira (1988)
Joining our retrospective of Satoshi Kon is Katsuhiro Ôtomo’s Akira, which was a profound influence on Kon and the breakout feature to introduce Japanese animation to the rest of the world.
KINO presents: The Complete Satoshi Kon
Four animated features by an artist that might not be known by many outside of the Japanese anime community but whose work has had a profound influence on pop culture and major Hollywood directors.