Wim Wenders: Early Shorts
This program of Wenders’s extremely rare short films showcases a nascent talent already infused with the themes and moods that would echo across a career. A fascination with American culture, the omnipresence of pop music, and an eye for the dissatisfaction of contemporary life in postwar West Germany: here is Wenders at his beginnings. The 1967 Same Player Shoots Again offers a formal exercise, while music dominates Silver City Revisited (1968), inspired by 78 shellac records, and Reverse Angle (1982), on New York and New Wave.
Due to circumstances beyond our control, we are not able to screen all of the short films previously scheduled for this program. We will screen three shorts: Same Player Shoots Again, Silver City Revisited, and Reverse Angle: A Letter from New York.
Admission to this program is now free and tickets will be available onsite beginning one hour before showtime. Any patrons who purchased tickets in advance will be issued a voucher for a future screening at BAMPFA.
We apologize for this last-minute schedule change.
Films in this Screening
Same Player Shoots Again
Wim Wenders, West Germany, 1967
Silver City Revisited
Wim Wenders, West Germany, 1968
Reverse Angle: A Letter from New York
Wim Wenders, West Germany, 1982