Film

Paris, Texas

Part of Modern Cinema

Saturday, February 3, 2018
2:30 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

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Wim Wenders, Paris, Texas, 1984 (still); photo: courtesy Janus Films

Claire Denis, Assistant Director

Paris, Texas is inspired by Sam Shepard’s Motel Chronicles — in particular, ‘the image of somebody leaving the freeway and walking straight into the desert,’ according to director Wenders. That somebody is Harry Dean Stanton’s Travis, who staggers into the film on returning from nowhere….Travis tentatively reunites with his young son, Hunter, and together they hit the road in search of the boy’s mother; the dream of making the family whole again finds its nightmare edge when Mom (Nastassja Kinski) is found working in a peep show.”
— Judy Bloch, BAMPFA


Film Details

Country: Germany
Language: English
Year: 1984
Running time: 148 min
Format: DCP
Director: Wim Wenders
Screenwriter: Sam Shepard
Producers: Anatole Dauman, Don Guest
Cinematographer: Robby Müller
Editor: Peter Przygodda
Source: Janus Films


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