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Screen/Society--"Fear Of Fear" (1975) | Rainer Werner Fassbinder | BrainCultures Series

Still image from FEAR OF FEAR
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Thursday, February 20, 2020
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7:00 pm
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Introduced by Prof. Markos Hadjioannou (Program in Literature)
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BrainCultures Series

**WEATHER ANNOUNCEMENT**: there is a forecast of snow in Durham on the date of this screening. Please monitor Duke University's Emergency Status web page (, as our screening will be canceled *if* Duke University activates its "Severe Weather & Emergency Conditions Policy". Otherwise, the screening will proceed as scheduled.

Film Screening:

"Fear Of Fear"
(Rainer Werner Fassbinder, 1975, 88 min, Germany, German w/ subtitles, Color, Digital)

A woman in a stable but passionless marriage begins to lose her mind when she becomes pregnant with her second child. Liquor, valium, and music prove cold comfort in a ruthless, alienating world. A made-for-tv melodrama only Fassbinder could conceive.

About the BrainCultures Series:

This series, programmed with the BrainCultures Lab, explores the plural lives of the brain as a socially and culturally constituted object.

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Contact: Hank Okazaki