The Death of Maria Malibran (1972) by Werner Schroeter

Sunday, October 6, 1985, 8:00 pm

The Other “New German Cinema” — The Cinema of Excess

In collaboration with Goethe Institute


800 Chestnut Street

San Francisco, CA, 94133

Tonight’s program includes major films by two of West Germany’s most outrageous and original contemporary film stylists.

7:00 P.M. — Ticket of No Return by Ulrike Ottinger, 1979, 108 min — A dark fantasy set in the bars and streets of Berlin, Ticket… sketches a psychograph of two very different women — one rich and eccentric, the other poor and naive — both of whom embark on a grotesque alcoholic’s sightseeing tour. 

9:00 P.M. — The Death of Maria Malibran by Werner Schroeter, 1972, 104 min. — Inspired by the story of a 19th century opera star who died on stage from over-exertion, Schroeter has created a parody of Gothic horror. Starring wildly made-up women, transvestites, and the Warhol-discovered Candy Darling.