• Werner Schroeter’s Palermo or Wolfsburg

A contemporary of Rainer Werner Fassbinder, German director Werner Schroeter divided his time between opera and film, and the avant-garde works he made from 1968 through 2008 were heavily influenced by his immersion in opera. This week Goethe-Institut and Facets Cinematheque present a 12-film retrospective on Schroeter, the first ever in Chicago; our sidebar includes reviews of four features, and the Facets site has information on the rest.