The Merchant of Four Seasons

(R.W. Fassbinder, 1971). Arguably Fassbinder’s masterpiece, this deadpan, crystalline evocation of petit-bourgeois misery inaugurated a new phase in his career, coinciding with his growing reputation abroad. If you’ve never seen one of his movies, this would be the one with which to start.
Sat., April 25, 1:30 p.m.; Thu., April 30, 4 p.m., 2009
 
 
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