Film

Veronika Voss

When: Thu., April 28, 7 p.m. 2016

Rainer Werner Fassbinder’s film Veronika Voss may be set in postwar Germany, but its style is a glittering, smoky black-and-white dream of the Marlene Dietrich era. Veronika is a former movie star from the 1930s. Now it’s the 1950s, and she nurses hopes of a comeback if only she can get over her dependence on opiates, as dished out by a shady doctor. One of Fassbinder’s trilogy of films about how WWII affected German women, this stylish tragedy is among the best and most visually beautiful films of the 1980s. The McNay screens the art-house favorite as part of its GET REEL Film Series.