A Brief Introduction to one of my all time favourite film directors, Rainer Fassbinder

Dear Shaded Viewers,

It is summer and what better time to get into watching films? My favourite pastime any time of the year. When I was in film school last century…Fassbinder and John Cassavetes were my all time favourites.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder was a highly influential German director that was active in the 1960s, 70s and 80s. He was part of the loose movement known as New German Cinema that also included famous directors like Werner Herzog and Wim Wenders, but he definitely has his own unique style. His major films include Ali: Fear Eats the Soul, The Merchant of Four Seasons, The Marriage of Maria Braun, and The Bitter Tears of Petra von Kant.

Diane Pernet

A LEGENDARY FIGURE IN FASHION and a pioneer of blogging, Diane is a respected journalist, critic, curator and talent-hunter based in Paris. During her prolific career, she designed her own successful brand in New York, costume designer, photographer, and filmmaker.