CC: The American Friend

Masters Series: Wim Wenders

Thursday, February 02, 2017 - Thursday, February 02, 2017

Calgary Cinematheque presents a screening of:

The American Friend

Thursday, February 02, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
Globe Cinema - 617 8 Avenue SW, Calgary, AB
$12 General | $10 Members/Seniors/Students | $40 5-Pack Punch Pass | $99 Season Pass

Wim Wenders pays loving homage to rough-and-tumble Hollywood film noir with The American Friend, a loose adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel Ripley’s Game. Dennis Hopper oozes quirky menace as an amoral American art dealer who entangles a terminally ill German everyman, played by Bruno Ganz, in a seedy criminal underworld as revenge for a personal slight—but when the two become embroiled in an ever-deepening murder plot, they form an unlikely bond. Filmed on location in Hamburg and Paris, with some scenes shot in grimy, late-seventies New York City, Wenders’s international breakout is a stripped-down crime story that mixes West German and American film flavors, and it features cameos by filmmakers Jean Eustache, Samuel Fuller, and Nicholas Ray. - Criterion

MASTERS SERIES: WIM WENDERS

As one of the leading figures in the New German Cinema, Wim Wenders first two decades of cinema signify a long running study of time, roadways, Americana, and ghosts of cinema past. Long before "observational cinema" was a festival catch-phrase, Wenders was the critical eye that stared into the stasis and malaise of contemporary living. It comes as no surprise that a successful photography career became another creative arm of this restless spirit and longing eye.

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