Paris, Texas

Monday, August 31 - Thursday, September 17, 2015

Wim Wenders in person Mon Aug 31 for Q&A following 7:20pm show!

Intro by post-production associate Ulla Zwicker Fri Sep 11 at 6:40pm show!

Intro by set photographer Robin Holland Tue Sep 15 at 6:55pm show!

New 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 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. – Janus Films

Part of the retrospective “Wim Wenders: Portraits Along the Road”

  • Country USA
  • Year 1984
  • Running Time 147 minutes
  • Director Wim Wenders

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