MON. NOV. 10, 2014 @ 7.00 PM
Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1981) – 113 minutes
Germany in the autumn of 1957: Lola, a seductive cabaret singer-prostitute (Barbara Sukowa) exults in her power as a temptress of men, but she wants out—she wants money, property, and love. Pitting a corrupt building contractor (Mario Adorf) against the new straight-arrow building commissioner (Armin Mueller-Stahl), Lola launches an outrageous plan to elevate herself in a world where everything, and everyone, is for sale. Shot in childlike candy colors, Fassbinder’s homage to Josef von Sternberg’s classic The Blue Angel stands as a satiric tribute to capitalism.
Armin Mueller-Stahl will be in attendance. He will receive the Lifetime Achievement Award from the Portland German Film Festival 2014 at this screening.
Please note: Due to unforeseen circumstances Armin Mueller-Stahl will not be able to attend the screening as previously announced. We apologize for any inconvenience.