Introduced by Juliane Lorenz, president of the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation
The Museum of Modern Art, Floor T1, Theater 1
Acht Stunden sind kein Tag (Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day). 1972. West Germany. Written and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Courtesy of Janus Films

Acht Stunden sind kein Tag (Eight Hours Don’t Make A Day). 1972. West Germany. Written and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. With Gottfried John, Hanna Schygulla, Irm Hermann. DCP. In German; English subtitles. 478 min.

A social and political history of West Germany is portrayed through the struggles of three generations of toolmakers in this epic, five-part television series written and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. This is the first US screening of the new digital restoration from the 16mm reversal positive, digitized and restored by ARRI, under the artistic direction of Juliane Maria Lorenz of the Rainer Werner Fassbinder Foundation. Funded with the kind support by MoMA, FFA, Film und Medien Stiftung NRW ARRI Media, RWFF, RWF Werkschau, and Verlag der Autoren. Courtesy of Janus Films.

There will be an hour-long intermission after the third part.