Monday Night Movie

Description: Marfa Book Co. Monday Night Movies Program 61
22 November 2022 | 8:00 pm sharp | byob

Leave a Sausage at the Door

Mother K�sters Goes to Heaven

(Mutter K�sters Fahrt zum Himmel)
Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1975, 112'
Frau Kusters is preparing dinner late one seemingly ordinary afternoon in her seemingly ordinary kitchen in Frankfurt, Germany. She wants to add canned sausages to the stew, her annoying daughter-in-law thinks otherwise. The point, we soon find out, is moot: Mr. Kusters has murdered the personnel director at the soap factory where he works before committing suicide.

Like all of Fassbinder's best films, Mother K�sters Goes to Heaven is many things at once. It's simultaneously a deeply compassionate portrait of a working-class woman and a scathing satire of her exploitation; emotionally rich but politically and intellectually dense, filled with arguments and counter-arguments galore; psychologically astute yet highly stylized and visually lush. It's a comedy, a drama, and much more.
Location: Marfa Book Co
Date: Monday, November 22, 2022
Priority: 5-Medium
Access: Public
Created by: Joni Marginot
Updated: Thursday, November 18, 2022 11:44pm GMT