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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!



ALICE IN THE CITIES [Alice in den Städten] - 35mm presentation

One of the key films of the New German Cinema, ALICE IN THE CITIES marked the emergence of Wim Wenders as one of the most distinctive European filmmakers of the 1970s. It is also widely accepted to be one of the director's most poignant films and the first to be shot partly in the United States.


Philip Winter, a journalist with writer's block, becomes the guardian of eight year-old Alice (Yella Rottlander) when her mother leaves the girl with him briefly at an American airport, only never to return. Back in Germany, an unlikely friendship develops between the two as they embark on a journey to find Alice's grandmother.


Through Rudiger Vogler's portrayal of the embittered Winter, Wenders presents a stark but witty account of the changing face of Europe, the onset of global consumerism and the influences of American pop culture.


WRONG MOVE [Falsche Bewegung]

Following their successful collaboration on The Goalkeeper's Fear of the Penalty Kick, Wim Wenders and playwright Peter Handke reunite for WRONG MOVE - the second instalment of Wenders's acclaimed road movie trilogy (bookended by Alice and the Cities and Kings of the Road).


Wilhelm (Rüdiger Vogler) embarks on a journey across Germany in order to find his voice as a writer. Introspective and seemingly without personality, he encounters a series of eccentric characters, including a beautiful and enigmatic actress (Hanna Schygulla) and a mute girl (Nastassja Kinski), who draw Wilhelm into their worlds.


Loosely based on Goethe's landmark novel, Wilhelm Meister's Apprenticeship, Wim Wenders once again shows his mastery over the road movie genre and creates a brilliant character study of one man's alienation from the world around him.


KINGS OF THE ROAD [Im Lauf der Zeit] - 35mm presentation

The final part of Wim Wenders' loose trilogy of road movies (following on from Alice in the Cities and Wrong Move), KINGS OF THE ROAD (aka IN THE COURSE OF TIME) has been hailed as one of the best films of the 1970s and remains Wenders' most remarkable portrait of his own country.


After driving his car at high speed off a road and into a river, losing all his worldly possessions, Robert Lander (Hanns Zischler) hitches a ride with Bruno Winter (Rüdiger Vogler), who travels across Germany's hinterland repairing projectors in run-down cinemas. Along the way, the two men meet people whose lives are as at odds with the modern world as their own. In attempting to reconcile their past, the two men find themselves increasingly at odds with each other.


KINGS OF THE ROAD (aka IN THE COURSE OF TIME) is a meditation on the passing of the age of great cinema, an acute study of life in post-war Germany and to this day remains one of Wim Wenders' most accomplished films.


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

PLANET OF THE APES TRILOGY
PLANET OF THE APES TRILOGY
DOUBLE & TRIPLE FEATURES (and Mini-thons!) | PLANET OF THE APES TRILOGY • RISE, DAWN & WAR | Rise, Dawn & War • 3 Films, 1 Ticket
GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES [Dubbed]
GRAVE OF THE FIREFLIES [Dubbed]
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER • ENGLISH DUBBED | English Dubbed • with £4 Kids Tickets
AMERICAN GRAFFITI
AMERICAN GRAFFITI
35mm PRESENTATIONS | 35mm presentation • 45th Anniversary
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
RAIDERS OF THE LOST ARK
70mm PRESENTATIONS | The INDIANA JONES Trilogy - each presented in 70mm! | a 70mm presentation
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
LITTLE SHOP OF HORRORS
CLASSIC FILM SEASON | Director's Cut
DIE HARD TRILOGY
DIE HARD TRILOGY
35mm PRESENTATIONS | DIE HARD TRILOGY | DOUBLE & TRIPLE FEATURES (and Mini-thons!) | 35mm Triple Feature • 3 Films, 1 Ticket
CLUELESS
CLUELESS
35mm PRESENTATIONS | AS IF... a season of Teen Movies! | CINEMATIC JUKEBOX | a 35mm presentation
A MIGHTY WIND
A MIGHTY WIND
35mm PRESENTATIONS | CHRISTOPHER GUEST Selectrospective | 35mm presentation • 15th Anniversary
TRAFIC
TRAFIC
JACQUES TATI Selectrospective
THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION
THE ADVENTURES OF BUCKAROO BANZAI ACROSS THE 8TH DIMENSION
CINEMATIC JUKEBOX
LATE AUTUMN [Akibiyori]
LATE AUTUMN [Akibiyori]
35mm PRESENTATIONS | THE FILMS OF YASUJIRÔ OZU | a 35mm presentation
FRIDAY THE 13TH • MINI-THON • PART I - IV
FRIDAY THE 13TH • MINI-THON • PART I - IV
ALL NIGHT / DAY MOVIE MARATHONS | DOUBLE & TRIPLE FEATURES (and Mini-thons!) | Parts I - IV • 4 Films, 1 Ticket
NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND
NAUSICAA OF THE VALLEY OF THE WIND
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER | JPN Language with ENG Subtitles
WIENER-DOG
WIENER-DOG
WE LOVE GRETA GERWIG!
INTERSTELLAR
INTERSTELLAR
70mm PRESENTATIONS | INTERSTELLAR • a 70mm presentation | 70mm presentation
ROBOT JOX
ROBOT JOX
35mm PRESENTATIONS | CINEMATIC JUKEBOX | 35mm presentation
DISNEY • PIXAR PYJAMA PARTY
DISNEY • PIXAR PYJAMA PARTY
ALL NIGHT / DAY MOVIE MARATHONS | DISNEY Selectrospective | 7 Films, 1 Ticket
TERMINAL
TERMINAL
NEW RELEASE / RE-RELEASE LISTINGS | TERMINAL
BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY
BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY
BACK TO THE FUTURE TRILOGY | DOUBLE & TRIPLE FEATURES (and Mini-thons!) | Triple Feature • 3 Films, 1 Ticket
A BUG'S LIFE
A BUG'S LIFE
35mm PRESENTATIONS | ANNIVERSARY SCREENINGS | DISNEY Selectrospective | 35mm presentation • 20th Anniversary
SCI-FI IN 82
SCI-FI IN 82
ALL NIGHT / DAY MOVIE MARATHONS | SCI-FI IN 82 | 6 Films, 1 Ticket!
70mm PRESENTATIONS
70mm PRESENTATIONS
35mm PRESENTATIONS
35mm PRESENTATIONS
£1 MEMBERS SCREENINGS
£1 MEMBERS SCREENINGS
A Double Dose of NICOLAS CAGE
A Double Dose of NICOLAS CAGE
ALIEN [Theatrical Cut] + ALIENS [Director's Cut] • Double Feature
ALIEN [Theatrical Cut] + ALIENS [Director's Cut] • Double Feature
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
ARNIE ALL-NIGHTER
ARNIE ALL-NIGHTER
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!
BILL + TED - DOUBLE FEATURE
BILL + TED - DOUBLE FEATURE
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!
CHRISTOPHER GUEST Selectrospective
CHRISTOPHER GUEST Selectrospective
CINEMATIC JUKEBOX
CINEMATIC JUKEBOX
CLASSIC FILM SEASON
CLASSIC FILM SEASON
CREATURE FEATURES
CREATURE FEATURES
DIE HARD TRILOGY
DIE HARD TRILOGY
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
HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES
HOW TO TALK TO GIRLS AT PARTIES
The INDIANA JONES Trilogy - each presented in 70mm!
The INDIANA JONES Trilogy - each presented in 70mm!
INTERACTIVE EVENTS
INTERACTIVE EVENTS
INTERSTELLAR • a 70mm presentation
INTERSTELLAR • a 70mm presentation
ISLE OF DOGS
ISLE OF DOGS
JACQUES TATI Selectrospective
JACQUES TATI Selectrospective
JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE • 35mm Selectrospective
JEAN-PIERRE MELVILLE • 35mm Selectrospective
LEAN ON PETE
LEAN ON PETE
MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER
MARY AND THE WITCH'S FLOWER
MEAN GIRLS • Quote Along
MEAN GIRLS • Quote Along
MOANA • SING ALONG
MOANA • SING ALONG
NEW RELEASE / RE-RELEASE LISTINGS
NEW RELEASE / RE-RELEASE LISTINGS
Our summer with WIM WENDERS
Our summer with WIM WENDERS
PHANTOM THREAD • a 70mm engagement
PHANTOM THREAD • a 70mm engagement
PITCH PERFECT Aca Along
PITCH PERFECT Aca Along
PLANET OF THE APES TRILOGY • RISE, DAWN & WAR
PLANET OF THE APES TRILOGY • RISE, DAWN & WAR
Richard Ayoade presents ROAD HOUSE on 35mm [again]
Richard Ayoade presents ROAD HOUSE on 35mm [again]
SCARFACE • 35th Anniversary
SCARFACE • 35th Anniversary
SCI-FI IN 82
SCI-FI IN 82
SPICE WORLD •  Sing Along
SPICE WORLD • Sing 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
STANLEY KUBRICK 35mm MARATHON
STANLEY KUBRICK 35mm MARATHON
STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN • a 70mm presentation
STAR TREK II: THE WRATH OF KHAN • a 70mm presentation
STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK • a 70mm presentation
STAR TREK III: THE SEARCH FOR SPOCK • a 70mm presentation
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER • ENGLISH DUBBED
STUDIO GHIBLI FOREVER • ENGLISH DUBBED
TERMINAL
TERMINAL
THE BEFORE TRILOGY
THE BEFORE TRILOGY
THE FILMS OF YASUJIRÔ OZU
THE FILMS OF YASUJIRÔ OZU
THE GREATEST SHOMAN • Sing Along
THE GREATEST SHOMAN • Sing Along
THE LITTLE MERMAID • SING ALONG
THE LITTLE MERMAID • SING ALONG
THE MATRIX TRILOGY
THE MATRIX TRILOGY
THE ROOM
THE ROOM
THE ROOM • with TOMMY WISEAU & GREG SESTERO LIVE ON STAGE!
THE ROOM • with TOMMY WISEAU & GREG SESTERO LIVE ON STAGE!
TOMMY WISEAU & GREG SESTERO LIVE AT THE PCC!
TOMMY WISEAU & GREG SESTERO LIVE AT THE PCC!
TRON + TRON LEGACY • Double Feature
TRON + TRON LEGACY • Double Feature
UNICORN NIGHTS • celebration of all things LGBTQUAI
UNICORN NIGHTS • celebration of all things LGBTQUAI
WE LOVE GRETA GERWIG!
WE LOVE GRETA GERWIG!