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Our summer with WIM WENDERS

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Courtesy of our pals at AX1, we will present a season of brilliant films from legendary German director Wim Wenders!



THE AMERICAN FRIEND [Der amerikanische Freund] - 35mm presentation

In THE AMERICAN FRIEND, acclaimed director Wim Wenders transforms Patricia Highsmith's Ripley's Game into a gripping European noir.


Professional frame maker Jonathan (Bruno Ganz) has been diagnosed with a terminal blood disease. A chance encounter with the enigmatic Tom Ripley (Dennis Hopper) offers him a way to ensure a stable future for his family. But as Jonathan embarks on his new and dangerous role, Tom questions his motives for involving his new friend.


Superbly shot by Robbie Müller, Wim Wenders draws on his love of American cinema and pays homage to the B-movie and Film Noir tradition. The result is one of his finest films.


THE GOALIE'S ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK

Having remained unavailable for three decades, Wim Wenders’ 1972 classic THE GOALIE’S ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK returns, restored and remastered, commissioned by the Wim Wenders Foundation under the direct supervision of Wim Wenders.


The goalkeeper Josef Bloch (Arthur Brauss) is sent off after committing a foul during an away game. Losing his bearings, he wanders aimlessly through the unfamiliar town, spends the night with the box-office attendant of a movie theatre and commits a murder. But instead of turning himself in or fleeing, Bloch goes to his ex-girlfriend’s place in the country and passively waits for the police to catch him.


As Wenders himself has stated, the visual idiom of Hitchcock’s films provided the model for his debut film. He adheres minutely to the thoroughly “cinematic” source, a novella by Peter Handke. With his cameraman Robby Müller and his editor Peter Przygodda - both of whom had already worked with him on his film thesis at the HFF (Munich University of Television and Film) - in THE GOALIE’S ANXIETY AT THE PENALTY KICK, Wenders set forth a collaboration that would weld this team together for years.


PARIS, TEXAS - 35mm presentation

With his outsider's view of America, Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire, Alice in the Cities) transforms PARIS, TEXAS into a haunting tale of loss, redemption and the ties that bind families together, and is arguably Wenders' greatest achievement.


Travis Henderson (Harry Dean Stanton) walks out of the desert after four years, to the amazement of his brother, Walt (Dean Stockwell). Reunited with Hunter, his seven-year-old son, Travis decides that they should search for his ex-wife (Nastassja Kinski) so that they can be a family once again.


Beautifully shot by Robbie Müller, Sam Shepard's beguilingly simple story is stunningly realised by Wenders, whose stark imagery is accompanied by Ry Cooder's acclaimed score.


Winner of the Palme d'Or at the 1984 Cannes Film Festival and the Best Director prize at BAFTA in 1985, PARIS, TEXAS is rightly regarded as one of the artistic triumphs of contemporary world cinema.


WINGS OF DESIRE [Der Himmel über Berlin] - 35mm presentation

In WINGS OF DESIRE, director Wim Wenders' (Paris, Texas, Alice in the Cities) most metaphysical work, a guardian angel desires nothing more than to be human.


Every day, Dammiel (Bruno Ganz, The American Friend, Downfall) listens to the thoughts of mortals who play their lives out on the streets of West Berlin. He finds himself entranced by a trapeze artist (Solveig Dommartin, Until the End of the World) whose eloquent expression of her doubts and fears makes him yearn for a life where he can feel happiness and love.


Like Michael Powell's A Matter of Life and Death, the afterlife in WINGS OF DESIRE is a world in monochrome. Only the living can see in full colour and it is their lives, with their moments of sorrow and joy, that Wim Wenders captures so eloquently in this singularly original film that was co-written with Peter Handke (The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty Kick, Wrong Move).


Winner of the Best Director prize at the 1987 Cannes Film Festival, WINGS OF DESIRE is both a paean to Germany's capital and a rumination on human existence, and remains one of the most vital films ever made.


BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB - 35mm presentation

Cuba's rich and colourful past comes vividly to life in this legendary, Oscar-nominated documentary from director Wim Wenders (PARIS, TEXAS, WINGS OF DESIRE).


The Grammy Award-winning Buena Vista Social Club album produced by Ry Cooder, remains the biggest-selling world music album ever. It showcases the talents of a dream team of veterans from Cuban music's golden age and it introduced the rhythms of Son, Bolero and Danzon to a whole new audience, making instant international stars of Ibrahim Ferrer, Rubén González, Eliades Ochoa, Omara Portuondo and Compay Segundo.


Never a regular band, The Buena Vista Social Club had gone their separate ways after that sensational album but in this extraordinary film Wenders intimately documents Ry Cooder's return to Havana, encountering these musical legends again as they look back to the halcyon days of Cuba's music scene, when the rich and famous travelled from all over the world to listen to them. In the climax their music comes alive once again, as they rehearse for their first - and only - performance in America, at New York's Carnegie Hall. More than a musical occasion that historic sell-out show is the uplifting finale to this documentary, which remains one of the greatest musical films ever made.


UPCOMING EVENTS AND SEASONS

THE BREAKFAST CLUB
THE BREAKFAST CLUB
AS IF... a season of Teen Movies! | We Love JOHN HUGHES
STOP! OR MY MOM WILL SHOOT
STOP! OR MY MOM WILL SHOOT
35mm PRESENTATIONS | THE GOOD BAD MOVIE CLUB | 35mm presentation
HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE (Dubbed)
HOWL'S MOVING CASTLE (Dubbed)
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER • ENGLISH DUBBED | Kids tickets only £3 each!
THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA
THE TALE OF PRINCESS KAGUYA
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER | JPN Language with ENG Subtitles
THE AMERICAN FRIEND [Der amerikanische Freund]
THE AMERICAN FRIEND [Der amerikanische Freund]
Our summer with WIM WENDERS | 35mm presentation
CLUELESS
CLUELESS
35mm PRESENTATIONS | AS IF... a season of Teen Movies! | CINEMATIC JUKEBOX | a 35mm presentation
AN AMERICAN TAIL
AN AMERICAN TAIL
35mm PRESENTATIONS | 35mm presentation • with £4 kids tickets
FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF
FERRIS BUELLER'S DAY OFF
AS IF... a season of Teen Movies! | We Love JOHN HUGHES
THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC-SEC
THE EXTRAORDINARY ADVENTURES OF ADELE BLANC-SEC
35mm PRESENTATIONS | £1 MEMBERS SCREENINGS | CINEMATIC JUKEBOX | 35mm presentation • only £1 for PCC Members
PARIS, TEXAS
PARIS, TEXAS
Our summer with WIM WENDERS | 35mm presentation
JACKIE BROWN
JACKIE BROWN
35mm PRESENTATIONS | ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS | 35mm presentation
Sing-A-Long-A MOULIN ROUGE
Sing-A-Long-A MOULIN ROUGE
INTERACTIVE EVENTS
KILL BILL : VOL 1 & 2
KILL BILL : VOL 1 & 2
35mm PRESENTATIONS | DOUBLE & TRIPLE FEATURES (and Mini-thons!) | KILL BILL : VOL 1 & 2 • Double Feature | 35mm Double Feature • 2 Films, 1 Ticket
FROM UP ON POPPY HILL
FROM UP ON POPPY HILL
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER | JPN Language with ENG Subtitles
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
WHAT WE DO IN THE SHADOWS
The Films of TAIKA WAITITI
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
70mm PRESENTATIONS | The INDIANA JONES Trilogy - each presented in 70mm! | a 70mm presentation
JULES ET JIM
JULES ET JIM
35mm PRESENTATIONS | CLASSIC FILM SEASON | 35mm presentation
LEON MORIN, PRIEST [Léon Morin, prêtre]
LEON MORIN, PRIEST [Léon Morin, prêtre]
JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE • 35mm Selectrospective | 35mm presentation
THE KARATE KID
THE KARATE KID
35mm PRESENTATIONS | CINEMATIC JUKEBOX | 35mm presentation • with £4 Kids Tickets
TREMORS
TREMORS
35mm PRESENTATIONS | CINEMATIC JUKEBOX | CREATURE FEATURES | 35mm presentation
THREE COLOURS TRILOGY
THREE COLOURS TRILOGY
35mm PRESENTATIONS | DOUBLE & TRIPLE FEATURES (and Mini-thons!) | THE THREE COLOURS TRILOGY | 35mm Triple Feature
70mm PRESENTATIONS
70mm PRESENTATIONS
35mm PRESENTATIONS
35mm PRESENTATIONS
£1 MEMBERS SCREENINGS
£1 MEMBERS SCREENINGS
2001 : A SPACE ODYSSEY • Brand New Unrestored 70mm print
2001 : A SPACE ODYSSEY • Brand New Unrestored 70mm print
A Double Dose of NICOLAS CAGE
A Double Dose of NICOLAS CAGE
A PERFECT WORLD - 35mm·presented by Misc. Films x Badlands Collective
A PERFECT WORLD - 35mm·presented by Misc. Films x Badlands Collective
ALL NIGHT / DAY MOVIE MARATHONS
ALL NIGHT / DAY MOVIE MARATHONS
ANIME SCREENINGS
ANIME SCREENINGS
ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS
ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS
ARROW VIDEO + ARROW ACADEMY EVENTS
ARROW VIDEO + ARROW ACADEMY EVENTS
AS IF... a season of Teen Movies!
AS IF... a season of Teen Movies!
BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY
BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY
BEST F(R)IENDS • VOLUME 1
BEST F(R)IENDS • VOLUME 1
BEST F(R)IENDS • VOLUME 2 with Greg Sestero & Tommy Wiseau LIVE ON STAGE!
BEST F(R)IENDS • VOLUME 2 with Greg Sestero & Tommy Wiseau LIVE ON STAGE!
BROOKLYN NIGHTS • A monthly celebration of American Cinema, served with a can of cold beer!
BROOKLYN NIGHTS • A monthly celebration of American Cinema, served with a can of cold beer!
CINEMATIC JUKEBOX
CINEMATIC JUKEBOX
CLASSIC FILM SEASON
CLASSIC FILM SEASON
CREATURE FEATURES
CREATURE FEATURES
DISNEY PYJAMA PARTY
DISNEY PYJAMA PARTY
DISNEY Selectrospective
DISNEY Selectrospective
DOCUMENTARIES
DOCUMENTARIES
DOUBLE & TRIPLE FEATURES (and Mini-thons!)
DOUBLE & TRIPLE FEATURES (and Mini-thons!)
FALLING DOWN • a Celluloid Sorceress 35mm presentation
FALLING DOWN • a Celluloid Sorceress 35mm presentation
GUEST PROGRAMMING at The PCC
GUEST PROGRAMMING at The PCC
HEATHERS • 30th Anniversary Re-Release
HEATHERS • 30th Anniversary Re-Release
HEREDITARY
HEREDITARY
The INDIANA JONES Trilogy - each presented in 70mm!
The INDIANA JONES Trilogy - each presented in 70mm!
INTERACTIVE EVENTS
INTERACTIVE EVENTS
ISLE OF DOGS
ISLE OF DOGS
KILL BILL : VOL 1 & 2 • Double Feature
KILL BILL : VOL 1 & 2 • Double Feature
JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE • 35mm Selectrospective
JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE • 35mm Selectrospective
We Love JOHN HUGHES
We Love JOHN HUGHES
MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER
MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER
MARY SHELLEY
MARY SHELLEY
MCQUEEN
MCQUEEN
MOANA • SING ALONG
MOANA • SING ALONG
MY FRIEND DAHMER
MY FRIEND DAHMER
MYSTERY MOVIE MARATHON
MYSTERY MOVIE MARATHON
NEW RELEASE / RE-RELEASE LISTINGS
NEW RELEASE / RE-RELEASE LISTINGS
Our summer with WIM WENDERS
Our summer with WIM WENDERS
PITCH PERFECT Aca Along
PITCH PERFECT Aca Along
Sing-A-Long-A DIRTY DANCING
Sing-A-Long-A DIRTY DANCING
Sing-A-Long-A SOUND OF MUSIC
Sing-A-Long-A SOUND OF MUSIC
Sing-A-Long-A GREASE
Sing-A-Long-A GREASE
Sing-A-Long-A ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
Sing-A-Long-A ROCKY HORROR PICTURE SHOW
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER • ENGLISH DUBBED
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER • ENGLISH DUBBED
THE BEFORE TRILOGY
THE BEFORE TRILOGY
THE CORNETTO TRILOGY
THE CORNETTO TRILOGY
THE ENDLESS
THE ENDLESS
The Films of TAIKA WAITITI
The Films of TAIKA WAITITI
THE FILMS OF YASUJIRÔ OZU • a seasonal selectrospective
THE FILMS OF YASUJIRÔ OZU • a seasonal selectrospective
THE GOOD BAD MOVIE CLUB
THE GOOD BAD MOVIE CLUB
THE GREATEST SHOMAN • Sing Along
THE GREATEST SHOMAN • Sing Along
THE LITTLE MERMAID • SING ALONG
THE LITTLE MERMAID • SING ALONG
THE ROOM
THE ROOM
THE ROOM • with TOMMY WISEAU & GREG SESTERO LIVE ON STAGE!
THE ROOM • with TOMMY WISEAU & GREG SESTERO LIVE ON STAGE!
THE TERMINATOR + TERMINATOR II • a JUDGMENT DAY DOUBLE FEATURE
THE TERMINATOR + TERMINATOR II • a JUDGMENT DAY DOUBLE FEATURE
THE THREE COLOURS TRILOGY
THE THREE COLOURS TRILOGY
TOMMY WISEAU & GREG SESTERO LIVE AT THE PCC!
TOMMY WISEAU & GREG SESTERO LIVE AT THE PCC!
UNICORN NIGHTS • celebration of all things LGBTQUAI
UNICORN NIGHTS • celebration of all things LGBTQUAI
WAYNE'S WORLD 1 & 2 • Brooklyn Nights 35mm Double Feature
WAYNE'S WORLD 1 & 2 • Brooklyn Nights 35mm Double Feature
WHITNEY
WHITNEY
YELLOW SUBMARINE • SING ALONG
YELLOW SUBMARINE • SING ALONG