Thursday, December 08, 2011

[HvEXAS] TONIGHT! Wim Wenders' Wings of Desire at 7:30 PM | EMPAC, Troy, NY

Thursday, December 8, 7:30 pm
Wings of Desire
directed by Wim Wenders

Wings of Desire is Wim Wenders' award-winning existential film about angels who silently watch over all of humanity, comforting individuals as they confront the trials of daily life. The film follows the angel Damien (Bruno Ganz) as he falls in love with a trapeze artist and strives to relinquish his immortality to join her on earth. The film is divided temporally between the angels, which exist outside of time, and humanity, which exists within it.

Wim Wenders is one of the leading representatives of new German cinema. Notable films include Lightening Over Water (1980); Wings of Desire (1987), for which he was awarded Best Director at Cannes, the European Film Festival, and German Film Awards; Until the End of the World (1991); Faraway, So Close! (1993); The End of Violence (1997); Buena Vista Social Club (1999); The Million Dollar Hotel (2000); and most recently, the 3-D film Pina (2011).
In the 1990s, Wim Wenders became chairman and then president of the European Film Academy. Since 2003, he has been a professor at the College of Fine Arts in Hamburg.

The Eternal Return is a collection of films that begins with the idea that time is a lie. Reveling in déjà vu and non-linear timelines, the series is inspired by such varied sources as Nietzsche's notion of the eternal recurrence and the multiverse hypothesis in physics. Each of the films in the series is structured by a central narrative loop and a thematic focus on the incommensurability of the momentary and the eternal.

Evelyn's Café will open at 6:30 PM with a full menu of meals, snacks, and beverages as well as a selection of wines. Parking is available in the Rensselaer parking lot on College Avenue.


The Curtis R. Priem Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC) 
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 
110 8th Street 
Troy, NY  12180
Box Office: 518.276.3921

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