Wings of Desire, 1987
Friday, February 20, 7:00 pm
Parrish Art Museum
25 Job’s Lane, Southampton, New York
Directed by Wim Wenders. Starring Bruno Ganz, Otto Sander, Solveig Dommartin, Peter Falk. In German; English subtitles. 128 minutes. Wings of Desire “contrasts the transcendental realm of spiritual love … with the immanent world of daily reality.” The sky over Berlin is full of gentle, trench-coated angels who listen to the tortured thoughts of mortals and try to comfort them. One of them wishes to become mortal after falling in love with a beautiful trapeze artist, while Peter Falk, as himself, assists in the transformation by explaining the simple joys of human experience
From series Films @ The Parrish: Damaged Romanticism. One of four films reflecting the clash between optimism and despair, selected by co-curator Colin Gardner, Professor of Critical Theory and Integrative Studies, University of California, Santa Barbara. Quotations below derive from his exhibition catalogue essay “From Her(e) to Eternity: Time, Memory, and Immanence in the ‘Postmodern’ Romance.”
Admission $5 for Parrish members, $7 for non-members. No reservations, seating is limited. Information: www.parrishart.org, 631/283-2118.