Whity (1971)

This film is set in the American Old West, with overtones of the antebellum South. The main character, Whity, is a black servant who is sorely abused at every turn. Eventually, he has had all he can take; his manner of taking vengeance is… More

Rated: Unrated
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Release Date: June 2, 1971
DVD Release Date: April 25, 2000
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Lisa Alspector
Chicago Reader

Fassbinder's provocative 1970 meditation on race and class.

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Jeffrey M. Anderson
Combustible Celluloid

Whity is a great film, and deserves to be counted among Fassbinder's best.

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Dennis Schwartz
Ozus' World Movie Reviews

Fassbinder's lone western.

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Ed Gonzalez
Slant Magazine

Though the genre-blasting Whity sees Fassbinder toying with classic western conventions and trying to subvert distinctly American forms of racism, the moral catastrophes the director exposes are nonetheless played for a world-weary pathos and unive

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