16mm Film, Pride Month: 16mm Film Screening - R.W. Fassbinder's 'The Marriage of Maria Braun' [Fassbinder Summer Series]

Date and Time
Saturday, June 25, 2022, 2 - 4 PM
End times are approximate. Events may end early or late.


Fully accessible to wheelchairs
Event Details

The Marriage of Maria Braun (1979) directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder •  Reviews, film + cast • Letterboxd

Fassbinder's allegorical story of post-war Germany revolves around a young woman as she strives for material wealth while ignoring human values.

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.


As a piece ofstory-telling at once linear, transparent and classically realist, while also leaving an ambivalence about what it is that makes the ending ambiguous, Maria Braun might be said to gratify the act of meaning-making itself.

—Thomas Elsaesser, Fassbinder's Germany

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.