Film runs Fri, Nov 28 through Sun, Nov 30.
Wim Wenders, 1984
West Germany/France/UK/USA | Format: 35mm | 147 minutes
Q&A with Nastassja Kinski on November 30!
Wim Wenders’s emotionally overwhelming, Palme d’Or–winning American odyssey is a film of oppositions: wispy, home-recorded memories and rock-solid Southwestern landscapes; long stretches of silence and soul-baring monologues; and American and European sensibilities. It instantly became a career highlight for nearly all involved: Sam Shepard; Ry Cooder; Robby Müller; Harry Dean Stanton, whose performance as a lonely amnesiac seeking out his wife and son became his most iconic screen role; and Kinski, whose absence—she plays Stanton’s estranged wife—dictates the movie’s rhythm. When she finally appears, it’s with what might be her finest performance to date, a condensed showcase of all her skill and restraint on-screen. 35mm print courtesy of the Sundance Collection at UCLA Film & Television Archive.
Special ticket price for November 30 screening:
$15 General Public
$12 Student, Senior & Member