Capital Celluloid 2021 — Day 65: Tue Jul 20

Alice in the Cities (Wenders, 1974): Prince Charles Cinema, 6pm

This 35mm screening is part of the Wim Wenders season at the Prince Charles Cinema (details here).

Chicago Reader review:
Wim Wenders's roughly styled but sensitive 1974 film about fading cultural identities. Long-faced Rüdiger Vogler, a Wenders favorite, is a German photojournalist in search of the Real America. While in New York, he reluctantly accepts responsibility for Alice, a nine-year-old German girl abandoned by her mother. Together they return to Europe in search of the girl's grandmother, remembered, dimly, as living in a small village. Which one, they don't know. Without a place to stop, the characters continue to move—restlessly, desperately, the end point always out of sight.
Dave Kehr

Here (and above) is an extract.

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