Wings of Desire

This event took place Feb 6 - Feb 19, 2019

$12 General Admission
$9 Student/Senior
$7 Member

Wim Wenders
West Germany
2h 7m


** New 4K restoration with 5.1 sound mix provided by the Wim Wenders Foundation and supervised by Wim and Donata Wenders! **

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 a stanza of pure cinematic poetry that forever made the name Wim Wenders synonymous with film art.

With an incredible performance by Peter Falk as himself (a fallen angel), the film has many other pleasant surprises (Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds!), with a beautiful new restoration that should not be missed on the big screen.

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