WINGS OF DESIRE + THE AMERICAN FRIEND

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Showings

Castro Theatre Mon, Apr 29 7:00 PM

Description

DOUBLE FEATURE -- BRUNO GANZ (1941-2019)
WINGS OF DESIRE 7:00 NEW 4K RESTORATION!
Wim Wenders’s ?rst German ?lm after eight years in America is about guardian angels over Berlin who listen to the thoughts of mortals and attempt to comfort them. One of them, Damiel (Bruno Ganz), wishes to become human after he falls in love with the beautiful trapeze artist Marion (Solveig Dommartin). Narrated from the perspective of the angels, who see the world in black and white, the ?lm has achieved cult status around the world. Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds appear in concert and Peter Falk co-stars as himself. (1987, in German, French and English with English subtitles, 128 min, 4K DCP)

+ THE AMERICAN FRIEND 9:20
In this gripping adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel Ripley’s Game, and unlikely friendship develops between terminally ill frame maker Jonathan Zimmermann (Bruno Ganz) and unscrupulous art smuggler Tom Ripley (Dennis Hopper), who learns of Zimmermann’s illness and exploits it for his own murderous purposes. The cast includes not only fellow directors Hopper and Gérard Blain but also ?lmmakers in many of the supporting roles of gangsters, such as Hollywood legends Samuel Fuller and Nicholas Ray. (1977, in German, English, and French, with English subtitles, 126 min, 4K DCP)