The prolific filmmaker is the focus of a discussion among Annekatrin Hendel, the director and screenwriter of "The Fassbinder Story," the cinematographer Martin Farkas, and Laurence Kardish, the former Senior Film Curator at the Museum of Modern Art.

Promotional poster for "The Fassbinder Story"

As part of KINO!, Deutsches Haus at NYU presents a conversation on Saturday, April 9, at 4:30 p.m. among Annekatrin Hendel, the director and screenwriter of The Fassbinder Story, the cinematographer Martin Farkas, and Laurence Kardish, the former Senior Film Curator at the Museum of Modern Art. The panel will focus on one of the most prolific figures in the history of film-making, Rainer Werner Fassbinder - his work, his life, and the impact of his legacy. This conversation will be moderated by Professor Noah Isenberg, Professor of Culture and Media at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts.

Events at Deutsches Haus (42 Washington Mews, New York, N.Y). are free and open to the public. If you would like to attend this event, please send an email to deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu. As space at Deutsches Haus is limited, please arrive ten minutes prior to the event to ensure you get a good seat. If you have questions, please call 212.998.8660.

Annekatrin Hendel was born in Berlin. After finishing her studies in Design, she began working as a freelance costume and set designer for film and theater. In 1999 she directed her first film, the short Chiquita Forever. In 2004 she founded It Works! Medien and the company’s first production Zur Zeit verstorben won numerous festival prizes. A selection of her other films as a director include: Ein Star im Off (2000), Mit Fantasie gegen den Mangel (2008), and Flake - Mein Leben (2011).

Martin Farkas is a cinematographer for film and documentaries. He has worked on projects all over the world, as well as popular German programs like Polizeiruf and Tatort, and released his directorial debut, German Souls- Living in Colonia Dignidad, in 2009. There Will Be City!, which he co-directed with Dominik Graf, was released in 2014. He has won multiple awards and has taught classes at a variety of film schools.

Laurence Kardish is on the Board of the Fassbinder Foundation, New York. He organized The Museum of Modern Art's major Rainer Werner Fassbinder retrospective in 1997 and its subsequent presentations and acquisitions of Berlin Alexanderplatz and World on a Wire. Between 1968 and 2012 as Curator, he organized over a thousand exhibitions covering the history and culture of the moving-image, and is now teaching in the graduate program of SVA. Currently he is writing a critical biography of Shirley Clarke.

Noah Isenberg is Professor of Culture and Media at Eugene Lang College of Liberal Arts, where he also directs the Screen Studies program. The author, most recently, of Edgar G. Ulmer: A Filmmaker at the Margins (California, 2014), his other books include Detour (British Film Institute, 2008), and Weimar Cinema: An Essential Guide to Classic Films of the Era (Columbia, 2009). He is currently writing a new book, Everybody Comes to Rick’s: How ‘Casablanca’ Taught Us to Love Movies, to be published by W.W. Norton (and by Faber in the UK).

Events at Deutsches Haus are free and open to the public. If you would like to attend this event, please send an email to deutscheshaus.rsvp@nyu.edu. As space at Deutsches Haus is limited, please arrive ten minutes prior to the event to ensure you get a good seat. Thank you!

The Fassbinder Story: A Conversation with Annekatrin Hendel, Martin Farkas, Laurence Kardish, and Noah Isenberg is a DAAD-sponsored event.
 

Press Contact

Robert Polner
Robert Polner
(212) 998-2337