A dystopic science-fiction epic, World on a Wire is German wunderkind Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s gloriously cracked, boundlessly inventive take on future paranoia. With dashes of Kubrick, Vonnegut, and Dick, but a flavor entirely his own, Fassbinder tells the noirspiked tale of reluctant action hero Fred Stiller (Klaus Lowitsch), a cybernetics engineer who uncovers a massive corporate and governmental conspiracy. At risk? Our entire (virtual) reality as we know it. This long unseen three-and-a-half-hour labyrinth is a satiric and surreal look at the weird world of tomorrow from one of cinema’s kinkiest geniuses. (Janus)
Please note: There will be a 10 minute intermission following Part One.
- Friday April 27, 2012 at 8:45PM
- Saturday April 28, 2012 at 3:15PM
- Sunday April 29, 2012 at 7:00PM
- Wednesday May 2, 2012 at 7:00PM