Rainer Werner Fassbinder

January 27–March 20, 1997


Die Ehe der Maria Braun (The Marriage of Maria Braun). 1978. Federal Republic of Germany. Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Film Stills Archives, The Museum of Modern Art

Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the genius of the New German Cinema, made 43 remarkable film and television works between 1966 and his death in 1982 at age 37. The full depth and scope of this astonishing career—unparalleled in postwar world cinema—was on display for the first time in the United States beginning January 23, 1997, when The Museum of Modern Art presented Rainer Werner Fassbinder, a complete retrospective of the director’s work.


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