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Wings of Desire

  • Egyptian Theater 6712 Hollywood Boulevard Los Angeles, CA, 90028 United States (map)

7:30PM, Egyptian Theater

Wim Wenders’ most fully realized cinematic vision follows Damiel (Bruno Ganz), an angel having pangs of longing as he observes the lives of mortals in Berlin, specifically the beautiful, ethereal trapeze artist Marion (Solveig Dommartin). Peter Falk essentially plays himself, a philosophical film and TV star (often addressed as "Columbo" by other characters!), who is making a movie in Germany and is one of the few people who can sense the presence of the invisible celestial spirits. An achingly beautiful and poetic meditation on life and what it means to be a human being. WINGS OF DESIRE won the 1987 Best Director award at Cannes. In German with English subtitles.

Earlier Event: November 17
The Royal Tenenbaums
Later Event: November 19
Acropolis Cinema Presents: Caniba