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Free German movie: Alice In The Cities by Wim Wenders - poetry on screen for you

An ALL TIMES classic Wenders movie will be free on screen at the Goethe Institut.

Pure poetry on screen for you, guys!

If you like Hollywood blockbuster, noise or Bruce Willis, this intimate, poetic, road movie from the 70ies is definitely NOT for you.

Wim Wenders (a household name of German film, see multiple award winners: Wings of desire "der Himmel ueber Berlin"; Paris, Texas and The American friend) shows the developing of a beautiful friendship between a grownup free spirit, anticonformist writer and a lost little girl abandoned by her crazy and careless young American mother in a Californian airport.

Alice in the cities is a classic "road movie", the man and the little girl travel miles and miles looking for her mum across strange cities and postindustrial, deserted landscapes in the US and Europe.

This movie will make you want to pack your bags and leave London for a life of adventure, wondering, discovery and authenticity.

Or it will just make you free for one evening, wandering with the two captivating characters in a voyage of self-discovery.

In the true spirit of the early 70ies, this movie is genius, inspiration, art and deeply human at once.

 

You need to book your free ticket ASAP, as this event WILL sell out.

Call the Goethe institute for your free seat [masked]

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  • Marcello

    Great movie and company

    June 28, 2013

  • Daniela

    Wenders criticises the "Americanisation" of life and loss of meaning: endless motels, one like the other; continuous background noises of radio, TV and persistent traffic, often louder than the dialogues itself; the coal region of Ruhr is similar to American suburbia, with ugly tv antennas and "houses like graves". The writer has a block and can not write, as life has lost meaning he keeps taking picture as validation of being alive. The movie captures the disintegration of past values: after having followed her partner in 4 countries, the mother abandons her daughter to a stranger; where grandma used to live, now live some Italians; the old houses will be demolished to build a new hospital. Alice dreams at night to be tied up to a chair, watching TV, unable to switch it off and unable to close her eyes. TV is everywhere and the ads all demand something from you. A new aggressive marketing is born. Coca cola's stickers are everywhere (koestlich & kuehl: "fresh & fine")

    1 · June 27, 2013

    • Daniela

      At the end, the protagonist is reading John Ford's obituary on the Sueddeutsche Zeitung newspaper, titled Verlorene Zeiten. Ford died the year this film was released. An hommage to the death of Western movies and the Sehnsucht of easier, black and white values of a lost era. If you want to explore Wenders further, watch The American Friend, based in Hamburg. Another classic of the same film writer. Wenders predicted in the 70ies what were going to be the nightmares of our time

      1 · June 27, 2013

    • Grazia

      I found it really funny that in one scene you can see this big sign that says "Northwest" in a desert landscape, which brings to mind the Hitchcock film. So many film references... :)

      June 27, 2013

  • Olga

    Sorry, have to change RSVP, there's a chance of me not coming - doing flat search right now. Will know for sure tomorrow. Then maybe someone can use my ticket.

    June 25, 2013

    • Olga

      hi Elis, I've just sent you details about the ticket, so you can have it. Have a good time! Olga

      June 26, 2013

    • Elis

      Thank you Olga! Good luck with your flat search! cheers

      June 26, 2013

  • Grazia

    Lovely film, reminded me of Paper Moon. Thanks Penny, great choice.. :)

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • Philip

    Really enjoyed the film. Touching and funny

    1 · June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, i will not be able to come. I was mislead by the institute that I would be able to buy a ticket for £3.

    June 26, 2013

  • Yoana D.

    I'm giving up my ticket to whoever claims it first. can't come, travel arrangements are turning into a nightmare :-[

    June 26, 2013

    • rebecca l.

      can i have it? do i need to quote anything? cheers, rebecca

      June 26, 2013

  • Gizem A.

    Last minute after work meeting came up. Hopefully I will be there for the next one.

    June 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Goddamn work

    June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Guy, rebooked my place on ur name;be there 15 min earlier to collect ticket

    1 · June 25, 2013

  • Marcello

    As usual, I forgot to call to book a ticket.
    Will probably try the last minute thing

    June 25, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Booked the ticket now. The movie looks interesting.

    2 · June 22, 2013

    • A former member
      A former member

      Just a query: do they show subtitles?

      June 24, 2013

    • Daniela

      yes

      June 25, 2013

  • zorka

    If anybody has a spare ticket please let me know.

    June 24, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Guy, i Cannot do it any more and have a ticket booked- Can call them and rebook on your name- would just need last name - so pls send if u interested

    June 24, 2013

  • Guy

    Sold out :(

    June 24, 2013

    • Daniela

      You can try on the day. They usually let 10 people or so in, due to no shows

      2 · June 24, 2013

  • Caroline

    So sorry, will not be able to make it after all; will be flying back from Spain & highly unlikely to arrive in time.

    June 24, 2013

  • Grazia

    If anybody has a spare ticket, please let me know thanks :)

    June 24, 2013

  • Tenny

    RSVP in error no ticker yet so can't RSVP right?

    June 22, 2013

    • Daniela

      You just need to call Goethe Institut to book your free ticket -[masked] :) See you on Wednesday. I'll be waiting in the Foyer at 6.30

      June 23, 2013

    • Tenny

      Thanks I will do so...

      June 23, 2013

  • Philip

    1

    1 · June 2, 2013

  • fg

    Big Wim Wenders' fan. looking forward to this classic. Frederic

    2 · June 1, 2013

    • Daniela

      Me too! I love Hamburg as a background to "the American friend". Classic!

      June 1, 2013

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