Films Showing

Beware of a Holy Whore

Beware of a Holy Whore

Beware of a Holy Whore

1971 / 115min / 35mm

DIRECTOR: RAINER WERNER FASSBINDER

CAST: LOU CASTEL, EDDIE CONSTANTINE, MARQUARD BOHM

Selected by Lorry Kikta, film critic for Film Threat, as part of Staff Picks: Kim's Video, a series made up of film selections and introductions by a number of former Kim's store clerks. Staff Picks will continue throughout 2022, each month featuring selections that celebrate the small and specialty video stores, independent theatres, and community hubs where passionate film lovers gather.

Presented with an In-Theater Introduction from Lorry Kitka for the Friday, 01/21 Screening

"When I first started working at Kim’s, I was in my early twenties and learning about all the great directors. I was drawn to Fassbinder because he managed to be ultra-prolific in spite of being a fuck-up. I first saw Beware of a Holy Whore while standing behind the counter on the third floor at Kim’s. It’s probably my favorite movie-within-a-movie movie. It was also the first time I saw Eddie Constantine, at least a year before I ever even learned who Lemmy Caution was." —Lorry Kikta

Opens with Kenneth Anger’s Satanic fever dream Invocation of My Demon Brother, with the exception of the 12:00PM screening on Friday, 01/28.