CC: Paris, Texas

Masters Series: Wim Wenders

Thursday, February 16, 2017 - Thursday, February 16, 2017

Calgary Cinematheque presents a screening of:

Paris, Texas

Thursday, February 16, 2017 @ 7:00 PM
The Plaza Theatre - 1133 Kensington Road NW, Calgary, AB
$12 General | $10 Members/Seniors/Students | $40 5-Pack Punch Pass | $99 Season Pass

Paris, Texas is Wenders’s best-known and internationally most successful film. Celebrated by critics, it won a series of important international awards, including the Palme d’Or at Cannes. This unconventional road movie is based on a script by Pulitzer Prize winner Sam Shepard and tells the story of Travis (Harry Dean Stanton), a man who wanders out of Mexico and into the blazing heat of Texas’s Big Bend one day. Travis does not speak a word. He also seems to have largely lost his memory. But he is driven by his wish to find his family again: his young wife, Jane (Nastassja Kinski), whose life he seems to have placed in danger through his pathological jealousy, and his seven-year-old son, Hunter (Hunter Carson). For four years, Travis was thought to be dead. His brother, Walt (Dean Stockwell), flies from L.A. to Texas to bring back his lost sibling. Walt and his wife, Ann (Aurore Cle╠üment), have become Hunter’s foster parents. It is very difficult for the two of them to now give up this role, especially when they learn that Travis wants to take his son in search of Jane. They know nothing about her, except that she probably lives in Houston . . . In addition to impressive performances by Stanton as Travis and Kinski as Jane, a unique soundtrack by Ry Cooder has made Paris, Texas a cult film. – Janus Films

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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