Love Is Colder Than Death is the name of a new Rainer Werner Fassbinder screening series beginning this weekend at Berkeley’s Pacific Film Archive. It’s also the title of the first of the forty-four movies made by the peversely prolific German auteur. Naturally, the 1969 film kicks off the series; it plays Friday, October 4. A psychosexually complex love triangle and a violent crime drama, it’s is an ambitious debut, a spin on American noir traditions revealing that, from the very beginning, Fassbinder was preoccupied with the end. The fatalistic Love Is Colder Than Death is also a remarkably stylistically assured film. Watch this supremely cool, consummately directed scene from the film.
An Antiwar Film for the Ages Returns to Theaters
Elem Klimov’s devastating chronicle of World War II, Come and See, is back on the big screen in a new restoration. Here’s what the critics have to say about this Soviet masterpiece.
Two Stark Visions of the American Underbelly Hit the Big Screen
A new restoration of the groundbreaking vérité documentary Streetwise joins its companion piece, Tiny: the Life of Eric Blackwell, at New York’s Metrograph theater this weekend.