R. W. Fassbinder’s Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day

May 11–13, 2018

Fassbinder’s long-unseen television miniseries is “a brilliantly layered chamber drama about an eccentric family and their economic and cultural environment” (Film Comment).

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  • Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, Part 1: Jochen and Marion

    • Friday, May 11 6:30 PM
    • Sunday, May 13 11:30 AM
    Rainer Werner Fassbinder
    West Germany, 1972-73

    As the series begins, tool maker Jochen (Gottfried John) and his crew are under pressure at the factory, and we meet Marion (Hanna Schygulla), Oma (Luise Ullrich), and Gregor (Werner Finck).

  • Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, Part 5: Irmgard and Rolf

    • Saturday, May 12 8:30 PM
    • Sunday, May 13 7:45 PM
    Rainer Werner Fassbinder
    West Germany, 1972-73

    In the final episode, management announces that the business is moving, and Jochen and his crew face new challenges and responsibilities.

  • Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, Part 2: Oma and Gregor

    • Friday, May 11 8:30 PM
    • Sunday, May 13 1:30 PM
    Rainer Werner Fassbinder
    West Germany, 1972-73

    The search for an affordable apartment leads Oma and Gregor down an unexpected path in this second episode of the series.

  • Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, Part 3: Franz and Ernst

    • Saturday, May 12 4:30 PM
    • Sunday, May 13 3:45 PM
    Rainer Werner Fassbinder
    West Germany, 1972-73

    In the third episode, the factory workers want Franz (Wolfgang Schenck) for their foreman, but management has other ideas.

  • Eight Hours Don’t Make a Day, Part 4: Harald and Monika

    • Saturday, May 12 6:45 PM
    • Sunday, May 13 6 PM
    Rainer Werner Fassbinder
    West Germany, 1972-73

    The fourth episode of the series focuses on the personal struggles and complications that characters face outside working hours.