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February 10, 2017 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM


UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Andrew J. Kuehn Jr. Foundation present Outfest UCLA Legacy Project Screening Series

Querelle (West Germany/France, 1982)
Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Adapted from Jean Genet’s novel Querelle de Brest (1947) into a cinematic world of pure mood and aesthetics, Quenelle follows our titular (anti)hero on an odyssey of self-discovery by way of the dangerous drug deals, games of chance, and murderous exploits abundant in this French portside community. Released posthumously after his sudden death at age 37, Fassbinder’s fiercely personal swan song utilizes the hyper-artificiality of a classic studio sound stage to explore a visceral aspect of male relationships, depicted here as a constant navigation between violence and intimacy. As confrontational in its saturated hues as in its celebration of raw, sometimes absurd eroticism, this unapologetic final title in Fassbinder’s filmography cements his legacy as Germany’s ultimate provocateur.

Dir. Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Production: Planet-Film; Gaumont; Albatros-Filmproduktion. Distribution: Gaumont. Producer: Dieter Schidor. Based on novel by Jean Genet. Screenwriter: Burkhard Driest, Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Cinematographer: Xaver Schwarzenberger, Josef Vavra. Editor: Juliane Lorenz, Franz Walsch. Cast: Brad Davis, Franco Nero, Jeanne Moreau, Günther Kaufman, Laurent Malet

35mm, color, 108 min.

Preceded by:

Pirated! (2000)
Directed by Nguyen Tan Hoang

A riotous, erotic kaleidoscope in which a Vietnamese refugee’s recollections of fleeing his country by boat become enmeshed with nostalgia and big-screen fantasies of shirtless pirates and sailors—including images of Brad Davis in Fassbinder’s Quenelle.

Digital video, color, 11 min.

Outfest members receive FREE admission at the Billy Wilder Theater box office.

FREE admission for all UCLA students with valid I.D.



February 10, 2017
7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
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Billy Wilder Theater
10899 Wilshire Boulevard
Los Angeles, CA 90024 United States