Talking Pictures: Wings of Desire

"Few films are so rich, so intriguing, or so ambitious. One of Wenders' most stunning achievements." - Time Out

Let's talk movies! Filmmaker, Terrance Odette, will present and moderate an informal discussion after the film. Everyone is welcome and we'd love to hear your thoughts about the movie!

WINGS OF DESIRE is one of cinema’s loveliest city symphonies. Bruno Ganz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts—fears, hopes, dreams—of all the people living below. But when he falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist, he is willing to give up his immortality and come back to earth to be with her. Made not long before the fall of the Berlin wall, this stunning tapestry of sounds and images, shot in black and white and color by the legendary Henri Alekan, is movie poetry. And it forever made the name Wim Wenders synonymous with film art.

"Wim Wenders’s 1987 angels-over-Berlin fantasy was a gateway drug to the pleasures of art cinema, a gorgeous reverie and a pose, too. As a proud viewer of nonmainstream tastes, you swaddled yourself in the circuslike atmosphere of bruised romance, lapped up Ganz’s bescarved compassion, and nodded to Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds wailing 'From Her to Eternity' in an ubercool club. That’s not to say the movie doesn’t connect emotionally. Much of it now feels like a time capsule, capturing the moment when owning a bleak soundtrack stood you apart from Dirty Dancing fans." - Time Out



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