When Fete Studios was at its creative peak seventy-five years ago, few mainstream moviegoers knew of its existence. Film critics and film industry professionals, however, were and are keenly aware of the studio’s influence. A commercial failure by any standard, Fete nevertheless is generally acknowledged among the people who make and market moving pictures today as their “god particle” — the creative origin of virtually everything worth watching produced since the Second World War.
If we allow that Fete is the “god particle,” then “Bratwurst” (1937) was without question its “big bang.” A new documentary, “Bratwurst: The God Particle of Film,” combines exclusive interviews with rare footage to tell a story too long left untold. Watch for the trailer in July.