ICE-Vision: The American Friend (Wim Wenders, 1977)
Thursday, September 2 at 8 PM
Lamar Dodd School of Art Room S150
Film Studies major Will Stephenson continues ICE’s informal weekly series, selecting a variety of world cinema classics and subcultural curiosities.
“Gripping 1977 American thriller from Wim Wenders that 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 (Paris, Texas; Wings of Desire) are about life on the edge; this is one of his edgiest.”