World on a Wire, Fassbinder’s visionary science-fiction thriller about a futuristic supercomputer, has a weeklong run at MoMA.
MoMA Presents: World on a Wire
April 14-19, 2010
The Roy and Niuta Titus Theaters
World on a Wire (1973), written and directed by Rainer Werner Fassbinder (German, 1945–1982) and based on the novel Simulacron-3 by American author Daniel F. Galouve, will have a weeklong run at MoMA, from April 14 through April 19, 2010. Originally made for German television in 1973, Fassbinder’s revolutionary adaptation has only been shown in America once before, in 1997, as part of a comprehensive Fassbinder retrospective at The Museum of Modern Art. Fassbinder is considered one of the most important representatives of the New German Cinema, and in World on a Wire—a prescient, fluid, and eccentric film—he touches on many ideas that were presented nearly a quarter-century later in The Matrix (1999). MoMA Presents: World on a Wire is organized by Laurence Kardish, Senior Curator, and Rajendra Roy, the Celeste Bartos Chief Curator, Department of Film, The Museum of Modern Art.