Fassbinder’s first and only documentary was shot at Cologne’s “Theatres of the World” festival in June 1981. He logs the appearances of such groups as Hungary’s experimental Squat Theatre company and the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch (whose founder became the subject of the eponymous documentary shot by Fassbinder’s German New Wave cohort Wim Wenders). Over these images, Fassbinder himself recites passages by Antonin Artaud (founder of the Theatre of Cruelty, quoted earlier in Satan’s Brew) and inserts his own distinctive observations.