• Same Player Shoots Again

  • Silver City Revisited

  • Alabama (2000 Light Years)

Wim Wenders: Early Shorts

Free admission

Digital Restorations

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.

Please Note:

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

Print Info
  • DCP
  • 12 mins

Silver City Revisited

Wim Wenders, West Germany, 1968

Print Info
  • DCP
  • 33 mins

Reverse Angle: A Letter from New York

Wim Wenders, West Germany, 1982

Print Info
  • DCP
  • 18 mins