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Francofonia

April 8 - 28, 2016

Germany | 2015 | 87 minutes | Alexander Sokurov

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Ends Thurs Apr 28 
Master director Alexander Sokurov (Russian Ark) returns with a whimsically intelligent visual feast, set amidst the halls and exhibits of the Louvre Museum, that tells the story of two real-life men who went from enemies to collaborators and became the driving force behind the preservation of museum treasures under the Nazi Occupation of Paris.

Paris, Texas

April 22 - 25, 2016

Germany | 1984 | 148 minutes | Wim Wenders

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Wim Wenders Encore
Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes and based on a script by Sam Shepard, this unconventional road drama about loss and loneliness stars Harry Dean Stanton as a man who wanders out of the desert with no memory, and after meeting his young son is driven to locate his missing wife (Nastassja Kinski).

The American Friend

April 22 - 27, 2016

Germany | 1977 | 126 minutes | Wim Wenders

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Wim Wenders Encore
Wenders' international break-out film – a loose adaptation of Patricia Highsmith’s novel “Ripley’s Game” – is a loving homage to film noir that stars a quirky yet menacing Dennis Hopper as an amoral American art dealer who exploits a terminally ill German man (Bruno Ganz), immersing them both in an ever-deepening criminal underworld. Filmed on location in Hamburg, Paris, and gritty 70s New York City.

Until the End of the World (Director's Cut)

April 24, 2016

Germany | 1988 | 295 minutes | Wim Wenders

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Wim Wenders Encore
Shot in 1990 and set in the near future of 1999, this globe trotting odyssey–filmed in fifteen cities in seven countries across four continents–is a multi-character trilogy exploring of technology, images, and memory set during a potential apocalyptic event. Restored by the director to its original length of nearly five hours! Screens with intermission.

Wings of Desire

April 24 - 27, 2016

Germany | 1988 | 128 minutes | Wim Wenders

SIFF Cinema Uptown | Wim Wenders Encore
Wim Wenders’s iconic, beautiful, and emotionally moving 1987 film follows one of Berlin’s guardian angels (Bruno Ganz) who falls in love with a beguiling trapeze artist (Solveig Dommartin). Narrated from the perspective of the angels, who see the world in black and white, the film bursts into color as it comes down to Earth. With surprising and effective cameos by Peter Falk and musician Nick Cave.