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Mon, Apr 3 at 4:30pm, 8:00pm


  • Dir. Eckhart Schmidt
  • Germany
  • 1982
  • 94 min.
  • R
  • DCP

In German with English subtitles

  • Assistive Listening
  • Subtitled
  • Hearing Loop

Part of Music City Mondays

DER FAN is the simple story of a pubescent celebrity stalker who crushes hard on “R”, a Gary Numan-esque pop star (played by real-life synthpopper Rheingold).  When her puppy love turns to disillusionment, it’s time to hide the kitchen knives. Decked out with an astounding ending, this violent ode to New Wave teenybopper angst has toe-tapping tunes and an abundance of atmosphere. Fans of Zulawski’s POSSESSION, take note!

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