Current & Upcoming Films
Friday, October 4
During the “Economic Miracle” of West Germany’s late 1950s World War II recovery, a principled building commissioner named Von Bohm moves to town and falls deeply in love with Lola, a prostitute and cabaret singer at the brothel frequented by town’s high-powered corrupt elite. Unfortunately, she is the favorite toy of Schuckert, an unscrupulous developer obsessed with debasing the new commissioner. Sumptuously photographed, impeccably scored and stunningly well- acted, this numerically-third/chronologically-second installment of Fassbinder’s BRD Trilogy is a technically perfect and devastatingly emotional testament to the limits of love and depths of avarice. Starring Barbara Sukowa, Armin Mueller-Stahl & Mario Adorf. Dir: R.W. Fassbinder. 1981. 35mm. West Germany. In German w/ English Subtitles. 113 mins. 7pm.
Check out Vincent Canby's 1982 New York Times review!