Paris, Texas

Paris, Texas

Selected by the Cinematographers Branch. Free for Museum Members. Special guest: Introduction by Cinematographer Tommy Maddox-Upshaw.

Selected by the Cinematographers Branch. 
Free for Museum Members.
Wim Wenders directed this original screenplay by acclaimed playwright Sam Shepard, about a drifter (veteran character actor Harry Dean Stanton, unforgettable in a rare and welcome lead role) who tries to reconnect with the family he abandoned. Cinematographer Robby Müller had worked with Wenders on such ’70s classics as Alice in the Cities (1974) and The American Friend (1977), and his peerless eye finds endless beauty and poetry in the film’s desert settings, modern cityscapes, and Stanton’s eloquently weathered face.  

DIRECTED BY: Wim Wenders. WRITTEN BY: Sam Shepard. ADAPTATION BY: L. M. Kit Carson. WITH: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell, Hunter Carson. 1984. 145 min. West Germany/France. Color. English. Rated R. DCP.

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