The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant

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The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant

A fashion designer, a model, and a silent maid play twisty mind games with one another in Fassbinder’s boozy 1972 classic The Bitter Tears of Petra Von Kant. With an all female cast, the film is set entirely in Petra’s apartment, which is chock full of shag carpeting, mannequins, and an overwhelming reproduction of Nicholas Poussin’s Baroque painting Midas and Bacchus. Fassbinder was a manic director; this was his thirteenth feature-length project in less than four years. He adapted his own stage play in a single transatlantic flight, and shot the film in just ten days.

October 01 2017


Date: October 1, 2017
Time: 3:00 pm
Cost: $10
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Columbus Theatre

270 Broadway
Providence, RI 02903 United States

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