Fox and His Friends

Monday, August 29 - Thursday, September 1, 2022

DCP Projection

A lottery win leads not to financial and emotional freedom but to social captivity, in this wildly cynical classic about love and exploitation by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Casting himself against type, the director plays a suggestible working-class innocent who lets himself be taken advantage of by his bourgeois new boyfriend and his circle of materialistic friends, leading to the kind of resonant misery that only Fassbinder could create. Fox and His Friends is unsparing social commentary, an amusingly pitiless and groundbreaking if controversial depiction of a gay community in 1970s West Germany.

Screening as part of our series Fassbinder’s BITTER TEARS + More, In anticipation of the opening of Francois Ozon’s gender-swapped reimagining of a Rainer Werner Fassbinder masterwork PETER VON KANT

  • Country West Germany
  • Language In Germany with English subtitles
  • Year 1975
  • Running Time 124 minutes
  • Format DCP
  • Distributor Janus
  • Director Rainer Werner Fassbinder
  • Accessibility Assistive Listening, T-Coil

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