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16mm Film Screening - R.W. Fassbinder's 'Ali, Fear Eats the Soul'

16mm Film Screening - R.W. Fassbinder's 'Ali, Fear Eats the Soul'

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Date(s) - 06/11/2022
2:00 pm - 4:00 pm

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Sat, June 11, 2022

2:00 PM – 4:00 PM EDT

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Seward Park Library

192 East Broadway

New York, NY 10002

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16mm Film Screening - R.W. Fassbinder's 'Ali, Fear Eats the Soul'

 

Lonely widow Emmi Kurowski meets Arab worker Ali in a bar during a rainstorm.

About this Event

 

Lonely widow Emmi Kurowski meets Arab worker Ali in a bar during a rainstorm. They fall in love—to their own surprise, and to the shock of family, colleagues, and drinking buddies. An emotional power that reflects the ethnic tensions within German society.

 

This screening is a part of a trio of Satruday afternoon screenings taking place the month of June in observance of Fassbinder’s untimely death at the age of 40.

 

Ali has acquired cult status in cinephile circles in the last forty years. It has also been a “useful” film, having consequently dramatized questions of migration, labor, gender, and racialization in postwar Germany […] forty years after its releast, the film acquires new meanings in the current European configuration.

 

—Anca Parvulescu, New Literary History

While no registration is required, you may register if you wish to receive a reminder a day before/day of the screening, as well as notifications about possible postponements or cancellations.

This screening will take place in-person at the Seward Park branch.

 

Parental guidance under 18. 

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