One of the originators of “New German Cinema” along with Ranier Fassbinder and Werner Herzot, Wenders worked with actors Nastassja Kinski and Harry Dean Stanton on this hauntingly beautiful unlike-any-other Texas road trip film. Winner of the Palme d’Or at Cannes.
Paris, Texas follows a disheveled man, Travis Henderson (Harry Dean Stanton), who wanders out of the desert and seems to have no idea who he is. When a stranger manages to contact his brother, Walt (Dean Stockwell), Travis is awkwardly reunited with his sibling. Travis has been missing for years, and his presence unsettles Walt and his family, which also includes Travis's own son, Hunter (Hunter Carson). Soon Travis must confront his wife, Jane (Nastassja Kinski), and try to put his life back together.
Run time: 147 minutes
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This series is curated by Mocha James Herrup, PhD, (they/them), founder of the New Bedford Film Society. Mocha James draws from their work as a film professor, arts and culture writer, and film festival programmer to bring films to New Bedford that audiences might not otherwise get to experience.