Germany, 1972, 478 min (90 to 100 min per episode), Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Not Rated, German with English Subtitles, Janus Films

FRI, MAY 25
SUN, MAY 27
MON, MAY 28
TUE, MAY 29
WED, MAY 30
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Eight Hours Don’t Make A Day

Friday, 5/25 to Wednesday, 5/30

"A neglected masterpiece. For sheer joy per minute of film, there’s nothing playing now that comes close." – Ben Kenigsberg, The New York Times, 3/13/18

Eight Hours Don't Make a Day series pass is now on sale for $25. This pass grants (1) one admission to all episodes in the series. Purchase a Series Pass here.

A social and political history of West Germany is portrayed through the struggles of three generations of toolmakers in this epic, five-part miniseries by wunderkind Rainer Werner Fassbinder, who amassed an impressive filmography of 40+ titles over the course of 15 years before burning himself out at age 37. Filled with the shining lights of his repertory company and featuring a veritable jukebox of hits from the era, the series functions as both trenchant social critique and populist entertainment. Released in the U.S. for the first time, the emergence of Eight Hours Don’t Make A Day represents the discovery of a vital missing link in the director’s canon, one that may represent Fassbinder’s clearest vision of an achievably, incrementally better world.

Join us on Friday, May 25 for the Red Carpet Reception of Eight Hours Don’t Make A Day. The reception takes place at 6:00 pm, followed by the first screening of Episode 1 at 7:00 pm. Light bites and drinks will be provided, courtesy of Società Dante Alighieri and the Consulate General of Germany.

            

 

SHOWTIMES

FRIDAY, MAY 25
6:00 pm - Red Carpet Reception
7:00 pm - Episode 1

MONDAY, MAY 28
4:15 pm - Episode 4
6:15 pm - Episode 5

SATURDAY, MAY 26
4:00 pm - Episode 1
6:00 pm - Episode 2
8:00 pm - Episode 3

TUESDAY, MAY 29
9:00 pm - Episode 4

SUNDAY, MAY 27
4:00 pm - Episode 2
6:15 pm - Episode 3

WEDNESDAY, MAY 30
6:45 pm - Episode 5

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