Wim Wenders: Portraits Along the Road

Wim Wenders: Portraits Along the Road

Friday, August 28 - Thursday, September 24, 2015

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  • World Premiere of New 4K Restoration of THE STATE OF THINGS
  • NYC Premiere of PALERMO SHOOTING, Followed by Book Signing of the new Written in the West, Revisited and other titles
  • Sneak Preview of Wenders’s new EVERY THING WILL BE FINE
  • US Theatrical Premiere Engagement of A TRICK OF THE LIGHT
  • In-Depth Conversations with Wenders on Music and 3D Filmmaking, with Special Student Pricing
  • Rare Shows of Newly Restored Director’s Cut of UNTIL THE END OF THE WORLD
  • First NYC Weeklong Runs in Decades of ALICE IN THE CITIES, THE GOALIE’S ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK, and KINGS OF THE ROAD, All in New Restorations
  • New Restorations of Masterworks PARIS, TEXAS and WINGS OF DESIRE and Acclaimed Documentaries TOKYO-GA and NOTEBOOK ON CITIES AND CLOTHES

A career-spanning retrospective of one of the great masters of contemporary cinema, from groundbreaking early work like ALICE IN THE CITIES and KINGS OF THE ROAD, through international successes PARIS, TEXAS and WINGS OF DESIRE to recent documentaries BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB, PINA and more. Featuring new restorations of many long-unavailable titles, and in-person appearances by Wenders and others.

Ranging from early shorts to a sneak preview of his newest film, EVERY THING WILL BE FINE, the program includes 22 features and 6 short films, fiction and documentary, with major new restorations, weeklong runs, premieres of work unseen in New York, in-depth conversations with the filmmaker and multiple post-screening discussions

A related exhibition of international posters of Wenders’s films is on display in the Posteritati gallery at IFC Center, on our second floor.


Alice in the Cities

Alice in the Cities

Friday, April 15, 2016
Technically, ALICE IN THE CITIES is Wenders’s fourth film, but he often refers to it as his first, because it was during this film that he discovered the genre of the road movie. (It would later become... more...



The American Friend

The American Friend

Friday, September 4 - Thursday, September 10, 2015
New 4k restoration! DCP projection Wim Wenders in person Sat Sept 5 for Q&A following 6:35 show! In 1977, THE AMERICAN FRIEND won the German Critics Prize as... more...



Buena Vista Social Club

Buena Vista Social Club

Tuesday, September 1 - Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Filmmaker Lucy Walker in person, with exclusive footage from her new film BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB: ADIOS, a sequel to Wenders's acclaimed hit! 35mm print Tue, Sep 15 at... more...



The End of Violence

The End of Violence

Friday, September 11 - Wednesday, September 16, 2015
35mm print "Stylish and intelligent... This visually resplendent LA 'thriller' concerns Mike Max (Bill Pullman) a wealthy producer of violent movies who goes to ground with a group... more...



Every Thing Will Be Fine

Every Thing Will Be Fine

Friday, December 4 - Thursday, December 10, 2015
In 3D James Franco, Charlotte Gainsbourg and Rachel McAdams star in a wrenching tale of a writer who experiences a soul-searching quest for redemption after a life-changing accident.... more...



Faraway, So Close!

Faraway, So Close!

Saturday, September 12 - Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Intro by camera assistant Martina Radwan Sat Sep 12 at 9:40pm! 35mm print "Wim Wenders revisits his masterpiece Wings of Desire in this film which picks... more...



The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick

The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick

Friday, August 28 - Thursday, September 3, 2015
Wim Wenders in person Sat Aug 29 for Q&A following 7:50 show! New 4k restoration with new sound mixing -- DCP projection The goalkeeper Josef Bloch (Arthur Brauss)... more...



Kings of the Road

Kings of the Road

Monday, April 18, 2016
KINGS OF THE ROAD is about a friendship between two men: Bruno, a.k.a. King of the Road (Rüdiger Vogler), who repairs film projectors and travels along the inner German border in his truck, and the psychologist... more...



Land of Plenty

Land of Plenty

Friday, September 11 - Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Using the streets of Downtown Los Angeles as a backdrop, Wim Wenders's LAND OF PLENTY is a darkly humorous and poignant essay on contemporary America, shown from two very different perspectives: Through... more...



Liquid Space: A Conversation on 3D

Liquid Space: A Conversation on 3D

Sunday, September 6, 2015
Conversation with Wim Wenders! Wim Wenders will discuss the thrilling new possibilities of 3D cinema and how the technology has driven his aesthetic through his recent features, PINA... more...



Nick’s Film: Lightning Over Water

Nick’s Film: Lightning Over Water

Sunday, September 20 - Wednesday, September 23, 2015
Digital projection "Fittingly made on very dangerous ground as a celebratory last testament to an idea(l) of cinema that died along with Nicholas Ray. Developed haphazardly over the... more...



Notebook on Cities and Clothes

Notebook on Cities and Clothes

Saturday, September 19 - Monday, September 21, 2015
New 4k restoration -- DCP projection This “diary film,” as Wenders calls it, investigates the similarities of filmmaking craft to that of the Tokyo-based fashion designer Yohji... more...



Palermo Shooting

Palermo Shooting

Wednesday, September 2 - Tuesday, September 15, 2015
Wim Wenders in person Wed Sep 2 for Q&A at 7:20pm show, followed by book signing with Wenders of his Wim Wenders: Written in the West, Revisited! This signing will be exclusively of... more...



Paris, Texas

Paris, Texas

Tuesday, April 19, 2016
4k restoration -- DCP projection New German Cinema pioneer Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire) brings his keen eye for landscape to the American Southwest in Paris, Texas, a profoundly... more...



Pina

Pina

Sunday, August 30 - Tuesday, September 24
Wim Wenders in person Mon Sep 7 for Q&A following 11:00am show! Intro by Pina Bausch scholar Royd Climenhaga Sun Sep 20 at 5:10pm show! In 3-D. Oscar... more...



Radio On

Radio On

Wednesday, September 9, 2015
Associate produced by Wim Wenders! Digital projection "A first feature written and directed by Petit, this is an apparently simple road movie (with an extraordinary soundtrack that... more...



The Salt of the Earth

The Salt of the Earth

Friday, September 18 - Monday, September 21, 2015
Intro by film journalist Anne-Katrin Titze Fri Sep 18 at 3:05pm show! DCP projection For the last 40 years, the photographer Sebastião Salgado has been travelling... more...



The Soul of a Man

The Soul of a Man

Friday, September 18 - Thursday, September 24, 2015
Digital projection Director Wim Wenders explores the lives of his favorite blues artists — Skip James, Blind Willie Johnson, and J. B. Lenoir — in a film that is part history and... more...



The State of Things

The State of Things

Friday, September 11 - Thursday, September 17, 2015
Intro by filmmaker Kelly Reichardt (Wendy & Lucy) Mon Sep 14 at 7:00pm show! New 4k restoration -- World premiere! DCP projection THE... more...



Tokyo-Ga

Tokyo-Ga

Sunday, September 6 - Thursday, September 24, 2015
Wim Wenders in person Sun Sep 6 for Q&A following 1:55pm show! Intro by former Wenders assistant Ulla Zwicker Sun Sep 20 at 2:45pm show! New 4k scan... more...



A Trick of the Light

A Trick of the Light

Friday, September 18 - Thursday, September 24, 2015
Digital projection "A tribute to forgotten pioneers of the moving image, A TRICK OF THE LIGHT is a sweetly compelling homage to the dawn of cinema made in the style of the earliest... more...



Until the End of the World: Director’s Cut

Until the End of the World: Director’s Cut

Sunday, August 30 - Thursday, September 17, 2015
Wim Wenders in person Sun Aug 30 for Q&A following 1:15pm show, moderated by New York Magazine's Bilge Ebiri! New 4k restoration -- DCP projection UNTIL... more...



Wim Wenders: Driven by Music

Wim Wenders: Driven by Music

Tuesday, September 1, 2015
Conversation with Wim Wenders! You can't think of a Wenders’ film without a jukebox, a record player or a car radio serving the soundtrack for the pictures in motion. Over the years... more...



Wim Wenders: Early Shorts

Wim Wenders: Early Shorts

Friday, August 28 - Tuesday, September 8, 2015
Wim Wenders in person Sat Sep 5 at 1:00pm show! DCP projection Program includes: SAME PLAYER SHOOTS AGAIN (1968) - 12 min SILVER CITY REVISITED (1969) - 33... more...



Wings of Desire

Wings of Desire

Saturday, April 16, 2016
DCP projection WINGS OF DESIRE marked Wenders’s homecoming and was his first German film after eight years in America. The main characters are guardian angels— benevolent, invisible... more...





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