Close Up

13 - 27 August 2022: Paris, Texas

paris-texas-wim-wenders.jpg

Paris, Texas
Wim Wenders, 1984, 147 min  

"The wide-open spaces of the American West turn into “a place for demons, a place for heartbreak,” in Wenders’s magisterial deconstruction of multiple myths: family, masculinity, and even America itself. Written by Sam Shepard, the film follows a Bukowski-like drifter (Harry Dean Stanton) as he staggers under a bright, uncaring Western sky, seemingly looking for another drink, but actually seeking his long-lost young son. Finally reunited, they search for Mom (Nastassja Kinski), and find her in a peep show. A slice of Americana as authentic as any John Ford film, Paris, Texas finds its darkness not in the terrain, but the heart." – Jason Sanders


Screening as part of our Close-Up on Wim Wenders programme

Calendar

Title

Date

Time

Book

Paris, Texas Sunday 21.08.22 8:00 pm Book
Paris, Texas Saturday 27.08.22 8:00 pm Book