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World on a Wire

by The Staff on March 28, 2013


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.