Wim Wenders’s movie career has been a heck of a journey. The director, who turned seventy this month, was one of the prime movers behind New German Cinema in the seventies and, in the decades since, has gone on to make films all over the world, including in the United States, Japan, and Cuba. Right now, he’s being celebrated in a Janus Films theatrical retrospective, called Wim Wenders: Portraits Along the Road, that features twelve Wenders classics, most of them in new digital restorations: The Goalie’s Anxiety at the Penalty Kick; Alice in the Cities; Kings of the Road; Wrong Move; The American Friend; The State of Things; Tokyo-ga; Paris, Texas; Wings of Desire; Notebook on Cities and Clothes; Until the End of the World (director’s cut); and Buena Vista Social Club. The first stop is New York’s IFC Center, which has added even more titles, including Pina and a preview of Wenders’s newest film, Every Thing Will Be Fine. The series starts there today before touring nationally. Watch Janus’s trailer:
We’re also pleased to announce that our new limited-edition poster for the retrospective is now available for sale exclusively in the Criterion Store.