Wings of Desire

In conjunction with the exhibition Damaged Romanticism: A Mirror of Modern Emotion

Film Screening

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:, 631/283-2118.

Starts 2/20/09 7:00 pm
Ends 2/20/09 9:10 pm
Location Parrish Art Museum, 25 Job’s Lane, Southampton, New York
Cost Admission $5 for Parrish members, $7 for non-members


Program Types: Film Screening