Film Series : Recently Restored 2017

Fox and His Friends

Faustrecht der Freiheit

1974, Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Germany, 123 min. With Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Peter Chatel.

Show Times

  • Sat, Sep 30th 3:00pm
  • Wed, Oct 4th 6:00pm

“Fassbinder is a specialist at scenes in which the unspeakable is spoken, the unthinkable is thought, and the undoable is done with a vengeance.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun- Times

This study in the transaction of love owes its particular poignancy to Fassbinder’s performance as Fox, a rough-hewn carnival worker and occasional hustler who wins a small fortune in the national lottery. The windfall gains him entrée to elite gay circles and attracts a new lover, snooty Eugen (Chatel), a middle-class dandy to Fox’s illiterate slob. Although they are opposites in breeding and class, money gives Fox the upper hand until the balance of power begins to shift when Eugen uses emotional blackmail to induce Fox to invest in his father’s failing business. In German with English subtitles. 2K DCP digital restoration from Janus Films. (BS)

Buy a ticket at our regular prices for the first "Recently Restored" film on any Saturday in September, and get a ticket for the second "Recently Restored" film that day at the discounted rate with proof of your original purchase: General Admission $7; Students $5; Members $4. This discount rate applies to the second feature only. Discount available in person at the box office only.

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