FASSBINDER WEEKENDER: EIGHT HOURS DON’T MAKE A DAY (ACHT STUNDEN SIND KEIN TAG)
Following a hugely successful World Premiere at the Berlinale 2017, the Berlin Film Society is honoured to be presenting an exclusive marathon screening of Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s rediscovered masterpiece, ‘EIGHT HOURS DON’T MAKE A DAY’ (1972/73), over two evenings. Join us for this unique opportunity to watch Fassbinder’s epic and ambitious 5-part drama on the big screen in a stunning location KulturRaum Zwingli-Kirche.
Friday, March 31, 2017 from 7 pm
– Episode 1 and 2, 101 minutes each.
– Documentary “Eight hours are not a day: a series is a family meeting point” by Juliane Maria Lorenz, President of the Fassbinder Foundation, 45 minutes.
Saturday, 1st April 2017 from 7 pm
– Episodes 3, 4 and 5, each 90 minutes.
Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day (Acht Stunden sind kein Tag) is an example of the so-called ‘worker film’. For a short time it enabled filmmakers to address social realities and economic constraints in West Germany. The series’ main characters represent three generations whose attitudes to life range from progressive to conservative. The tone has a typical melodramatic feel as Fassbinder deconstructs the perfect world atmosphere that pervaded early post-war productions, and anticipates many of the themes of his later films featuring women. The series will be screened in original version with English subtitles.
Admission per night: €12
Double-bill ticket (both evenings): €20