Fox And His Friends

Fox And His Friends

Director: Rainer Werner Fassbinder

1975, Germany, 124 minutes, New Restoration, DCP

 

Program Notes

The filmography of Fassbinder, 40 feature films and assorted other works completed before his untimely death at age 37, remains unmatched in both its manic level of productivity and uniformly high quality. Fox and His Friends, the story of a gay working-class man (Fassbinder himself ) who falls for the son of a wealthy factory owner, is perhaps the best entry point into his work. “Here is a movie about characters who define themselves by their sexuality, but the movie doesn’t. It takes the sexuality as a given, and defines them by their values and morals.”—Roger Ebert