30 Lafayette Avenue
Brooklyn, New York 11217

Part of BAMcinématek

Sat, Nov 20, 2010 at 2, 4:30, 6:50, 9:15pm

Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder
With Hanna Schygulla

(1979) 120min

"In Maria Braun, [Fassbinder] created an indelible monster who is perversely fascinating." —Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

One of Fassbinder’s most acclaimed films is the first in his BRD trilogy about Germany’s post-war economic recovery. The film opens in 1943 as an explosion interrupts Maria’s (iconic actress Schygulla, who received the Best Actress award at the Berlin Film Festival) wedding and follows her through the subsequent years as she grasps desperately for money and power. This touchstone of the German New Wave functions both as a delirious camp soap opera and as a metaphor for Germany’s precarious economic fortune. In German with English titles.

General Admission: $12
BAM Cinema Club members: $7

Official Website: http://www.bam.org/view.aspx?pid=2744

Added by margszie on November 9, 2010

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