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German film ‘Ali: Fear Eats the Soul’ screening at York College on Oct. 27

October 07, 2016
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“Ali: Fear Eats the Soul,” a 1974 German film, will be shown at 7 p.m., Oct. 27, in Room 218 of York College’s Humanities Center. The film is presented by renowned film blogger Girish Shambu, who will also lead a question-and-answer session after the screening. The event is open to the public free of charge. 

Directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder, the film is considered a classic of German cinema and a high point of the New German Cinema movement. It follows a young Moroccan immigrant worker and a middle-aged white, German cleaning woman in post-war Germany who become romantically involved. They become the object of toxic prejudice from friends, family, and strangers once they marry, which tests their relationship.

“Ali: Fear Eats the Soul” combines both radical aesthetic imagination, a social critique that is still applicable today, and emotion.

Shambu is a professor of management at Canisius College in Buffalo, NY. His essays on cinema have appeared in “Senses of Cinema,” “Artforum,” Cineaste,” and elsewhere.

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