Downtown Springfield Association
Filmstubs: Paris, Texas (1984)

Filmstubs: Paris, Texas (1984)

July, 13 2022 | 7:00 pm

305 South Campbell Avenue Springfield, Missouri 65806

The FilmStubs series is Free and made possible by a grant from Friends of the Library. There will be a discussion following the film.
Tickets will be available the day of the screening at concessions.
**Masks are required**

New German Cinema pioneer Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire) brings his keen eye for landscape to the American Southwest in Paris, Texas, a profoundly moving character study written by Pulitzer Prize–winning playwright Sam Shepard. Paris, Texas follows the mysterious, nearly mute drifter Travis (a magnificent Harry Dean Stanton, whose face is a landscape all its own) as he tries to reconnect with his young son, living with his brother (Dean Stockwell) in Los Angeles, and his missing wife (Nastassja Kinski). From this simple setup, Wenders and Shepard produce a powerful statement on codes of masculinity and the myth of the American family, as well as an exquisite visual exploration of a vast, crumbling world of canyons and neon. [Criterion]

Starring: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell
Director: Wim Wenders
Genre: Drama