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Christoph Schlingensief

Though he spent the last few years of his life openly battling the lung cancer he knew would kill him, the loss of Christoph Schlingensief back in August came as a shock nonetheless. He was, as Hugh Rorrison wrote in the Guardian, "a talented, energetic maverick, often working on several projects at the same time: films, theater, opera, blogs, interviews, prose, art actions, videos. By the end of his life he was considered one of the most influential figures in the German theater and something of a national treasure." And though he was only 50, he had created "a new genre that defies all classification," as Elfriede Jelinek wrote in the Süddeutsche Zeitung. "There will be nobody like him."

Partnering with Filmgalerie 451, we present a retrospective celebrating Schlingensief's work in cinema. If you're completely unfamiliar with his work, one way in might be the documentary Christoph Schlingensief and His Films (2005), in

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