• Roger Fritz and Rainer Werner Fassbinder

Roger Fritz is a renowned actor, director, producer and photographer with numerous film and television credits to his name. He co-founded the legendary magazine, twen, in 1959. Since that time his photography has been featured regularly in Vogue, Stern, Geo, Bunte, Quick and Life, to name only a few. He directed his first short film, Verstummte Stimmen, in 1963. His first feature, Mädchen, Mädchen, followed in 1966. Both films achieved great commercial and critical success, including awards from the Bundesfilmpreis. As an actor and producer Roger Fritz has worked with Luchino Visconti, Gian-Carlo Menotti, Rudolf Thomas and Sam Peckinpah, among others. Roger Fritz performed in several Fassbinder movies, including Querelle, Lilli Marleen and Berlin-Alexanderplatz. In 2007 he was honored with the Lead Award for a reportage in Qvest on Hamburg's St.Pauli District.

Rainer Werner Fassbinder (1945 - 1982) ranks among the most important practitioners of the New German Cinema. In his brief 15-year career he directed an astonishing 40 feature length films, as well as completing several productions for television and theater and performing in over 30 roles in his own films and those of other directors. Fassbinder died prior to the release of his last film, Querelle.