Fassbinder February: The Third Generation

As part of the Film Series virtual Speaker Series, Fassbinder February focuses on the works of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the prolific LGBTQ+ film director of 1970s West Germany. Once a week, all throughout February, a guest speaker will give a talk on a different film of the trailblazing director. Each film is available on popular streaming services like The Criterion Channel, HBO Max, and/or Amazon Prime. Watch each ahead of time and then join us all month long for interesting and thought-provoking discussions on the many works that focus on politics, gender, sexuality, social stigma, and so much more.

On February 25th at 7p.m., Robert Hunt, recovering film critic, will discuss

The Third Generation

(Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1979, West Germany, 109 minutes)

Too overlooked by modern Fassbinder fans, The Third Generation is a comedy/drama/crime film hybrid wherein a group of incompetent radicals kidnap an industrialist and are in turn used as pawns by the West German government. Featuring the Fassbinder gang we’ve come to love over the course of this series—Schygulla, Carstensen, Spengler—this time joined by such international superstars as Udo Kier (Flesh for Frankenstein, Dogville, Bacurau, you name it), Jacques Rivette favorite Bulle Ogier, and Lemmy Caution himself, Eddie Constantine.

Thursday, February 25 at 7:00pm

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