From Absinthe: “Absinthe 18 is coming soon and it’s full of exceptional art & writing from Europe, including a short play by Vlad Zografi, and poetry & prose by Marie-Claire Bancquart, Nichita Stanescu, Pia Tafdrup, Sladjan Lipovec, Marco Candida, Kristina Lugn, Hernan Migoya, Marko Pogacar, Iulian Ciocan, Jose Corredor-Matheos, Kamil Bouska, Jiri Brynda, and a brief intro to Galician literature featuring Xabier Cordal, Anton Lopo, Anxo Rei Ballesteros, and Manuel Rivas.”
In addition, we have communiqué’s from Copenhagen, Prague, Rome, and Helsinki, along with cover art and a portfolio by Cyril Kuhn.”
I have an essay in the issue commemorating the 30th anniversary of the great director Fassbinder’s death titled “Rainer Werner Fassbinder: The Balzac of West Germany.” I spoke with Fassbinder’s former companion and editor Juliane Lorenz as well as American director Tom Kalin to get an idea of Fassbinder’s legacy today among filmmakers as well as audiences.
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Photos – 1) From the Absinthe 18 cover by Cyril Kuhn, 2) Rainer Werner Fassbinder raising money for a film (only kidding).