Thursday, April 05, 2007

Berlin Alexanderplatz Screening

For adventurous movie-lovers: MOMA is screening the fifteen hour German TV film Berlin Alexanderplatz directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder next week. Details here. There are four screenings on separate days, each around four hours long. So if you can find eight hours from your schedule on the next weekends (Saturday and Sunday, April 14-15) be there.

For lazy but still adventurous movie-lover, the criterion collection will eventually bring it out on DVD but it will probably be only next year. That's what the wikipedia entry says. Also this note in village voice.

8 comments:

mr waggish said...

Alas, it's no Satantango. It's not even Heimat. And that BAM Imamura festival really burnt me out on film...

Alok said...

oh wow, you have seen it...

I burned myself out (almost!) too a few weeks back with Kiarostami at MoMA. Saw Imamura's Pigs and Battleships too.

Cheshire Cat said...

Hey, that reminds me, you've still not posted on those movies!

Alok said...

:) Will do. First I have to remember things.

jyothsnay said...

you meant
Active Adventurous movie lovers move n stretch their legs, feel the whiff of humanity in the air
while Lazy Adventurous movie lovers revisit the couch potato sydrome....
"moving limbs' is the only discriminator between these two mindsets,right?
but have a problem with the word "Adventurous movie-lovers"
Ideally it should be lovers of Adventurous movies! let me boot self out
:)
Ah my dearest director Fassbinder!

Alok said...

Not really going out, rather sitting and watching for seven eight hours at one stretch. generally with DVD you get into the pause and play mode.

Antonia said...

the book is cool, too.

Alok said...

I have the book but found it very difficult in the beginning, couldn't read more than the first fifty or so pages.