SFS Talkies : Alice in the Cities (Alice in den Staedten)
Accepted to be one of Wenders' most poignant films and often compared to Chaplin's The Kid, Alice in the Cities was the first of Wim Wenders' films to be shot in part in the United States and subsequently won the 1974 German Critics Prize.
30 May 2009 (Saturday), 1pm
The Picturehouse 5th Floor The Cathay
2 Handy Road, Singapore 229233
(Near Dhoby Ghaut MRT station)
Free admission but members only -- flash your membership card to go in. You may bring up to 2 guests if you hold a SFS Reel membership card.
Non-members may sign up online or at the door 30 mins before the screening-- we will issue membership on the spot.
No tickets will be sold.
1973, Germany, 110min, B&W, PG, German with English Subtitles Directed by Wim Wenders
Phillip is a roving German reporter who, after a chance encounter with an elusive American woman, reluctantly accepts temporary custody of little Alice. Their friendship grows while traveling through various European cities on a search for the girl´s grandmother. Inventive and witty, Alice in the Cities reflects on the influences of American pop culture on postwar Europe.
Alice in the Cities was the first of Wenders' "road" trilogy. The follow-ups, both starring Rüdiger Vogler, were:
Wrong Move (1975) and Kings of the Road (1976)
About Wim Wenders
Wim Wenders was born in Düsseldorf, Germany in 1945. One of the most influential figures of the New German Cinema in the Seventies, his films––among them The American Friend (1978), Paris, Texas (1984), Wings of Desire (1987) or Buena Vista Social Club (1999)––have won numerous prestigious awards, including the Golden Lion (1982), the Golden Palm (1984), the European Film Award (1988), and a Silver Bear (2000) and international critical acclaim. A major survey of Wenders’ photography, Pictures from the Surface of the Earth, has toured museums and art institutions worldwide since 2001. Wim Wenders has also published numerous books of essays and photographs. He lives in Los Angeles and Berlin with his wife, photographer. He is President of the European Film Academy, and member of the order “Pour le Mérite”.