Working with R.W. Fassbinder

Rainer Werner Fassbinder's career was simply amazing. Between the ages of twenty-one and thirty-six, when he died, Fassbinder directed, often also producing and writing, over forty films and videos. His work, charged by a rigorously independent spirit, changed the nature of contemporary film. The reason one young artist could make so many significant films in such a short period of time is due to his genius and also his collaboration with the same group of actors, cameramen, costume designers, composers, and editors throughout his career. Sundance and the Fassbinder Foundation present a symposium, including the celebrated actress Hanna Schygulla and several other members of Fassbinder's production team , to talk about their working relationship with this prolific artists and discuss its impact on his films and their lives. Laurence Kardish, curator of the film department at the Museum of Modern Art, will moderate.

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