Friday, Feb 24 at 6:30 pm
Location: Redstone Theater
Dir. Wim Wenders. 1984, 147 mins. DCP. With Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell. A mute drifter (a heartbreaking performance by Stanton) wanders back into the titular hamlet and tries to pick up where he left off years ago, which includes reconnecting with his young son and tracking down his runaway wife (Kinski). German movie icon Wim Wenders’s journey into the heart of a strange and beautiful American landscape is a superb, emotional glimpse at this country from an outsider’s perspective, photographed by the great cinematographer Robby Müller. Despite the film winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes, Best Director at the BAFTA awards, and a slew of other international citations, Paris, Texas’s European outsider perspective on America may have been too alienating for Academy voters, who ignored it wholesale.
Tickets: $15 / $11 senior and students / $9 youth (ages 3–17) / discounted for MoMI members ($7–$11). Please pick up tickets at the Museum’s admissions desk upon arrival. All seating is general admission. Review safety protocols before your visit.