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The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant
Thursday, Sep 22, 2022 5:00 PM
A successful fashion designer abandons a sadomasochistic relationship with her female assistant in favor of a love affair with a beautiful young woman in this stylized melodrama from renowned German auteur Rainer Werner Fassbinder. 50th Anniversary / New 4K Restoration
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Reserved Seating Adult - $11.75
Reserved Seating Seniors (65 +) with Valid ID - $10.00
Reserved Seating Students w/ Valid ID (up to 25 years) - $10.00
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Reserved Seating Child (12 and Under) - $7.00

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50th ANNIVERSARY / NEW 4K RESTORATION

In the early 1970s, Rainer Werner Fassbinder discovered the American melodramas of Douglas Sirk and was inspired by them to begin working in a new, more intensely emotional register. One of the first and best-loved films from this period in his career is The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant, which balances a realistic depiction of tormented romance with staging that remains true to the director's roots in experimental theater. This unforgettable, unforgiving dissection of the imbalanced relationship between a haughty fashion designer (Margit Carstensen) and a beautiful but icy ingenue (Hanna Schygulla)—based, in a sly gender reversal, on the writer-director's own desperate obsession with a young actor—is a true Fassbinder affair, featuring exquisitely claustrophobic cinematography by Michael Ballhaus who supervised this restoration, and full-throttle performances by an all-female cast.




Film Info
Country:Germany
Release Year:1972
Runtime:124
Director:Rainer Werner Fassbinder
Language:German