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EIGHT HOURS DON’T MAKE A DAY

Part I Tickets
Part II Tickets

Wednesday, March 14 - Tuesday, March 27

WRITTEN AND DIRECTED BY RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER

The astonishingly prolific Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945-1982) directed over 40 movies in 15 years. Yet one of his most sprawling works has remained unreleased in the U.S. until now: the epic 1972 working-class miniseries, EIGHT HOURS DON’T MAKE A DAY. It stars many of his favored actors: Hanna Schygulla (THE MARRIAGE OF MARIA BRAUN), Gottfried John (BERLIN ALEXANDERPLATZ), Irm Hermann (THE MERCHANT OF FOUR SEASONS), Kurt Raab (WHY DOES HERR R. RUN AMOK?). It’s a family drama in which the rights of both workers and wives are up for grabs. The vagaries of postwar German capitalism and the changing relationships among men, women, and children fuel the mix through weddings, birthdays, family dinners, workers’ meetings, and romantic trysts. Fassbinder’s people find themselves strangers in a strange new world -- a prescient insight into 21st century anomie.

Digitally restored from the reversal positive by ARRI, under the direction of Juliane Maria Lorenz.
Funded By: MoMA / FFA / ARRI / RWFF / RWF Werkschau / Verlag der Autoren

Check out our gift set for Fassbinder lovers!

GERMANY • 1972/2017
5 FEATURE-LENGTH FILMS THAT WILL BE SCREENED IN 3 PARTS.
IN GERMAN WITH ENGLISH SUBTITLES • JANUS FILMS

Week One: March 14-20

  MARATHON SCREENINGS  
Wed
3/14
Thu
3/15
Fri
3/16
Sat
3/17
Sun
3/18
Mon
3/19
Tue
3/20
Part 1
2:15
Part 2
2:15
Part 1
2:15
Part 1
12:30
Part 1
12:30
Part 1
2:15
Part 2
2:15
Part 1
7:00
Part 2
7:00
Part 1
7:00
Part 2
4:45
Part 2
4:45
Part 1
7:00
Part 2
6:15
      Part 3
8:30 & 10:20
Part 3
8:30 & 10:20
  Part 3
10:00

 

Week Two: March 21-27

  MARATHON SCREENINGS  
Wed
3/21
Thu
3/22
Fri
3/23
Sat
3/24
Sun
3/25
Mon
3/26
Tue
3/27
Part 1
2:15
Part 2
2:15
Part 1
2:15
Part 1
12:30
Part 1
12:30
Part 2
2:15
Part 2
2:15
Part 1
7:00
Part 2
6:15
Part 1
7:00
Part 2
4:45
Part 2
4:45
Part 2
6:15
Part 2
6:15
  Part 3
10:00
  Part 3
8:30 & 10:20
Part 3
8:30 & 10:20
Part 3
10:00
Part 3
10:00


Separate admission for PART 1 (202 mins) and PART 2 (184 mins). 

PART 3 (90 mins) is free of charge for viewers of the other two parts.

Advance ticket sales for Parts 1 and 2 only. Part 3 tickets available at box office on a first-come, first-serve basis only.

Reviews

“The discovery of a major work, on a par with the director’s greatest…  an intricately plotted five-part miniseries. The narrative lucidity is matched to a complex mise en scene... (The) pop-laden soundtrack includes Neil Young’s After the Gold Rush and Janis Joplin’s version of Me and Bobby McGee. Often a very funny series. For once in Fassbinder, love isn’t colder than death. A classic that ranks with the director’s finest work.”
– Nick Pinkerton, Sight & Sound

“A thrilling new peak in Fassbinder’s towering career…  A brilliantly layered chamber drama about an eccentric family and their economic and cultural environment, which functions as both trenchant social critique and populist entertainment. The series depicts a tender family portrait - if always lined with Fassbinder’s characteristic sardonic humor - revealing a rare softer, subtler side to the auteur. Multifaceted, provocative, and meaningful. EIGHT HOURS is revolutionary precisely because it rethinks the very definition of what it means to be revolutionary.”
– Aliza Ma, Film Comment

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