Wim Wenders’ Cities exhibition and film series on now in Toronto
Presented by the Goethe-Institut Toronto in collaboration with the Wim Wenders Foundation Düsseldorf, the Goethe-Institut introduces exclusive material from the Wim Wenders archive, including Wenders in the Cities, a debut show of eight original film posters as well as a variety of promotional and press material in German, English, French and Japanese to illustrate and illuminate Wenders’ broad international practice and the films in their “Wenders in the Cities” series. This is the first time originals from the Wim Wenders Archive are being exhibited publicly. The exhibition runs until November 28, 2015 at the Goethe-Institut Toronto, located on the second floor of the north tower at 100 University Avenue in Toronto. Admission is free.
This exhibition accompanies the Goethe-Institut’s six-part Wenders city film retrospective, taking place at the TIFF Bell Lightbox. The films are:
Alice in the Cities on September 28 at 6:30pm
Wings of Desire on September 28 at 9:00pm
The State of Things on October 1 at 6:30pm
Land of Plenty on October 1 at 9:15pm
Tokyo-Ga on October 6 at 6:30pm
Notebook on Cities and Clothes on October 6 at 9:00pm
Wim Wenders was born in Düsseldorf in 1945. After discovering his love for cinema in Paris, he attended film school in Munich and became a major figure in New German Cinema. Active as a photographer and writer, he has made more than 50 films all over the world since 1971. His numerous awards include the Golden Lion, the Palme d’Or and the European Film Award. He teaches at the Hamburg Academy of Arts and lives in Berlin and Dusseldorf. Three times Oscar nominated for his documentaries Buena Vista Social Club (for which he is working on a sequel), PINA and Salt of the Earth, Wenders was honoured with a Golden Bear at this year’s Berlinale.
For more information, please visit http://www.goethe.de/ins/ca/tor/ver/en14550015v.htm.