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Film screening: Wings of Desire

When: Thursday, February 21, 2019
7:00 PM - 9:00 PM Central

Where: Block Museum of Art, Mary and Leigh, 40 Arts Circle Drive, Evanston, IL 60208 map it

Audience: Faculty/Staff - Student - Public - Post Docs/Docs - Graduate Students

Cost: FREE

Contact: Block Museum of Art   (847) 491-4000

Group: Block Museum of Art

Category: Academic


Wings of Desire
Thursday, February 21, 2019 7:00 PM FREE
(Wim Wenders, 1987, Germany, DCP, 130 min.)

In German with English subtitles

In Wim Wenders's iconic Berlin film Wings of Desire, two invisible angels (played by Bruno Ganz and Otto Sander) watch and listen in on the city's diverse population. Wandering through the city, they encounter many different people and their intimate thoughts and feelings. Wings of Desire is an audio-visual tour de force of immense poetic power, with the ever-present Berlin Wall as an icon of grief. Often been read as an allegorical precursor to Berlin's reunification a few years later, the film figures the desire for human connection in a city of architectural and psychological isolation.

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