Monday Night Movie

Description: Marfa Book Co. Monday Night Movies Program 59
8 November 2022 | 8:00 pm sharp | byob

Leave an Obligation at the Door

Why Does Herr R. Run Amok?
Rainer Werner Maria Fassbinder & Michael Fengler, 1970, 88'

"Twenty-two scenes in the life of Herr R. (the R. stands for Raab-Kurt Raab, this film's star, and one of Fassbinder's most constant collaborators from the Antitheater group days). He's a draftsman for an architectural office, provider and patriarch for a family comprised of one willowy Teutonic wife (Lilith Ungerer) and a young son. The title is sarcastic; boxed-in Herr R., who even makes his living by drawing walls (he prefers doing the windows), has no opportunity to run amok-his chartered life is divided into dull blocks of obligation: coffee breaks, company get-togethers, weekend afternoons with the parents, after-school conferences with teachers, doctor appointments.
Location: Marfa Book Co
Date: Monday, November 8, 2022
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: Joni Marginot
Updated: Friday, November 5, 2022 10:29pm GMT