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THE BFI REUBEN LIBRARY THE BFI REUBEN LIBRARY book online at bfi.org.uk Collections Focus: Rainer Werner Fassbinder ‘We live in a society where people must work to make a living, and many of my characters can’t stand their work. As a result, they have nothing to sustain them and are doomed.’ Fassbinder, in conversation with Christian Braad Thomsen ‘While making films, he continued to direct for the theatre and to write stage plays; for other filmmakers he wrote scrips and produced their works. He acted in about forty films. His activity was furious and his art unique.’ Laurence Kardish, Museum of Modern Art, New York, both quoted from Rainer Werner Fassbinder (MoMA) This month, set some time aside to visit the library and explore our varied collection of books, articles and press cuttings on Fassbinder, his stars, and his films. See p16 for our Fassbinder season Image: Sleeping Like a Log performance by Annabel Nicolson, 1974, courtesy of Annabel Nicolson and LUX TALK Researching and Writing Women’s Experimental Film TRT 80min What are the challenges, choices, and possibilities of researching and writing about women’s experimental film? In our second talk supported by the Paul Mellon Centre for Studies in British Art, Dr Lucy Reynolds (University of Westminster) will share her experience of the issues of researching, writing and advocating for women artist filmmakers of Supported by: different generations and historical moments. Is a definition of gender still meaningful, for artists and writers alike, and what importance does feminism hold for a new generation of moving image artists? Lucy will discuss her ongoing research, and the forthcoming edited collection of new writings on the subject: Women Artists, Feminism and the Moving Image (IB Tauris 2017). Tickets £6 The BFI Reuben Library – with the largest collection of material about film, television and the moving image in the world – is a free resource and study space; whether you’re a serious researcher or just stopping by on your way to a screening. We have state-ofthe art scanning facilities and an easy-to-use database to point you in the right direction if needed. Open Tue to Sat 10:30-19:00 With thanks to our generous supporters: Principal Funders: The Reuben Foundation Major Benefactors: The Edwin Fox Foundation The Dr Mortimer and Theresa Sackler Foundation Additional Support: The Hintze Family Charitable Foundation MON 8 MAY 18:30 BFI REUBEN LIBRARY 64


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