A working-class man wins the lottery and is taken advantage of by his bourgeois new boyfriend and his circle of materialistic friends.
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"No sense in being a grifter if it's the same as being a citizen..."
-Henry Gondorff, The Sting
This September join us at the Paradise for a film series dedicated to the hustlers, the swindlers, and imposters among us. The Paradise Presents: Scams on Screen! Eight films featuring a devious and/or delusional slew of con guys and gals getting through life one grift at a time. From September 4th to 19th come and see professional fakers portray professional (and amateur) fakers, and scam a few of your friends to come along with you!
Sometimes the scam is coming from inside the house- from those nearest and dearest to us and perhaps even from... Ourselves! Join us on September 17th for a subversive masterpiece from Rainer Werner Fassbinder- you won't want to miss our special presentation of THE FOX AND HIS FRIENDS!
A lottery win leads not to financial and emotional freedom but to social captivity, in this wildly cynical classic about love and exploitation by Rainer Werner Fassbinder. Casting himself against type, the director plays a suggestible working-class innocent who lets himself be taken advantage of by his bourgeois new boyfriend and his circle of materialistic friends, leading to the kind of resonant misery that only Fassbinder could create. Fox and His Friends is unsparing social commentary, an amusingly pitiless and groundbreaking if controversial depiction of a gay community in 1970s West Germany.
(Courtesy of Janus Films)
Saturday September 17th 1:30 PM/1:00 PM Doors