Rainer Werner Fassbinder directed 44 movies in his 37 years of life—and these movies include everything from TV specials to westerns. Fassbinder, along with Werner Herzog, is considered a hallmark director of New German Cinema, a late-1960s and ‘70s movement comparable to French New Wave of the early ‘60s and, in many ways, indebted to it. His films embody a style that is melodramatic, timelessly thought-provoking, and distinctly Deutsch. World on a Wire is Fassbinder’s futuristic sci-fi film from 1973, and it’s a thriller that blurs the line between simulation and reality. Best part: It’s in German. Can you say you’ve ever seen a ‘70s sci-fi film that’s entirely in German? We doubt it. So go see this unique film and increase your cinema cred.
World on a Wire will screen Thursday (March 28) at 7:30 PM at EMPAC (Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, Troy). Tickets are $6. For more info, call 276-3921.