Saturday, 10 September 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 275: Sun Oct 2

The American Friend (Wenders, 1977): Rio Cinema, 3.45pm

This screening is part of an 'Adapting Miss Highsmith' season  at the Rio Cinema. You can find the full details via the season website here. This film is part of a double-bill with The Glass Cell (Geissendorfer, 1978).

Chicago Reader review:
This gripping 1977 American thriller from Wim Wenders turns back on itself with deadly European irony. Dennis Hopper is an international art smuggler, Bruno Ganz is a Hamburg craftsman. Together they commit a murder and briefly become friends. The film has a fine grasp of tenuous emotional connections in the midst of a crumbling moral universe. Wenders's films (Kings of the Road, Alice in the Cities) are about life on the edge; this is one of his edgiest.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is the trailer.

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