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Wim Wenders, 1984
West Germany/France/UK/USA | Format: 35mm | 145 minutes
30th Anniversary Screening!
Wim Wenders brings his keen eye for landscape to the American Southwest in Paris, Texas. This unique road movie follows the mysterious, uncommunicative drifter Travis (Harry Dean Stanton) as he emerges from the desert and tries to reconnect with his young son, his wife (Nastassja Kinski), and his own memory. Features an award-winning screenplay by Sam Shepard, music by Ry Cooder, and outstanding performances from Stanton and Kinski.
Guest Selects: Wim Wenders
The NYJFF inaugurates an annual “Guest Selects” series, each year showcasing a director who has shaped the course of film history. We begin the series with a special screening of Paris, Texas on the occasion of the 30th anniversary of its release. Acclaimed filmmaker Wim Wenders also chooses two accompanying films that relate to Jewish culture. Wenders is one of the most important figures to emerge from the “New German Cinema” period in the 1970s. He is director of such films as Wings of Desire and Paris, Texas, and documentaries Buena Vista Social Club and Pina. His atmospheric auteur films often engage with the themes of memory, time, and movement.