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Paris, Texas

Director(s)
Wim Wenders
Country
West Germany
France
Year
1984
Language
English
Duration
147 min
Format
2k restoration

Last screening on November 11th.

New German Cinema pioneer Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire) brings his keen eye for landscape to the American Southwest in Paris, Texas, a profoundly moving character study written by Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Sam Shepard. Paris, Texas follows the mysterious, nearly mute drifter Travis (a magnificent Harry Dean Stanton, whose face is a landscape all its own) as he tries to reconnect with his young son, living with his brother (Dean Stockwell) in Los Angeles, and his missing wife (Nastassja Kinski). From this simple setup, Wenders and Shepard produce a powerful statement on codes of masculinity and the myth of the American family, as well as an exquisite visual exploration of a vast, crumbling world of canyons and neon.

Wim Wenders masterpiece is a road-movie of rare integrity, a film of landscapes both interior and to the limitless horizon. – Empire

Palme d’Or Winner 1984

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Director(s)
Wim Wenders
Country
West Germany
France
Year
1984
Language
English
Duration
147 min
Format
2k restoration