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Wings Of Desire

Wim Wenders Month – February 2024

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Celebrate the life and artistry of one of film’s most celebrated directors with our Wim Wenders Month series! A key figure in the New German Cinema of the 70s and 80s, Wenders’ movies have captivated generations of viewers with their striking land- and cityscapes and powerfully emotional narratives. An accomplished auteur if there ever was one, he is still active to this day, with two of his most recent films being included in this prime selection of his works. Swoop on down to the Frida box office and grab your tickets for this spellbinding series today!

Until the End of the World – Feb 18 – 20
Directed by Wim Wenders | 1991

In 1999, a woman’s life is forever changed after she survives a car crash with two bank robbers, who enlist her help to take the money to a drop in Paris. On the way, she runs into another fugitive from the law — an American doctor on the run from the CIA. They want to confiscate his father’s invention – a device which allows anyone to record their dreams and visions.

Anselm (2D) – Feb 21 & 22
Directed by Wim Wenders | 2023

This unique cinematic experience dives deep into an artist’s work and reveals his life path, inspiration, and creative process. It explores his fascination with myth and history. Past and present are interwoven to diffuse the line between film and painting, allowing the audience to be completely immersed in the remarkable world of one of the greatest contemporary artists, Anselm Kiefer.

Perfect Days – Feb 23 – 29
Directed by Wim Wenders | 2023

Hirayama (Yakusho) seems utterly content with his simple life as a cleaner of toilets in Tokyo. Outside of his very structured everyday routine he enjoys his passion for music and for books. And he loves trees and takes photos of them. A series of unexpected encounters gradually reveal more of his past. A deeply moving and poetic reflection on finding beauty in the everyday world around us.

Paris, Texas – Feb 23 – 25
Directed by Wim Wenders | 1984

Starring Harry Dean Stanton as the mysterious, nearly mute drifter Travis, the film follows his efforts to reconnect with his young son 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.

Wings of Desire – Feb 26 & 27
Directed by Wim Wenders | 1987

Two angels, Damiel (Bruno Ganz) and Cassiel (Otto Sander), glide through the streets of Berlin, observing the bustling population, providing invisible rays of hope to the distressed but never interacting with them. When Damiel falls in love with lonely trapeze artist Marion (Solveig Dommartin), the angel longs to experience life in the physical world, and finds — with some words of wisdom from actor Peter Falk — that it might be possible for him to take human form.

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