16mm Film, Pride Month: 16mm Film Screening - R.W. Fassbinder's 'Fox and His Friends' [Fassbinder Summer Series]

Date and Time
Saturday, June 18, 2022, 2 - 4 PM
End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.


Fully accessible to wheelchairs
Event Details

Fox and His Friends': Fassbinder's Tale of Bad Romance - The New York Times

A gay working-class carnival entertainer's lottery winnings attract a wealthy, upper-class lover, with whom he begins an ill-fated romance.

This screening is a part of a trio of Saturday afternoon screenings taking place the month of June in observance of Fassbinder's untimely death at the age of 40.


In a world dominated by the market, nothing, and nobody, is free, as Fox learns. Death is the only immediate freedom he can hope for [...] whether we accept the existing oppressive state of affairs or want to change it, we have to first realize our dependence on others [...] Fox makes this point very well.

—Ruth McCormick, Cineaste

While no registration is required, you may email andrewfairweather@nypl.org if you wish to receive a reminder a day before/day of the screening, as well as notifications about possible postponements or cancellations.

This screening will take place in-person at the Seward Park branch.

Parental guidance under 18.

Assistive Listening and ASL
ASL interpretation and real-time (CART) captioning available upon request. Please submit your request at least two weeks in advance by emailing accessibility@nypl.org.