Writing the West: Wim Wenders and Sam Shepard

The collaboration between Wim Wenders and Sam Shepard began more than two decades ago with Paris, Texas (which screens as an archival presentation on Friday, January 26th) and circles back to the present with this year’s Don’t Come Knocking. Wenders, whose fascination with the west extends far beyond these two films to photography, prose and poetry, once noted and Sam Shepard, who was once called “the Playwright Laureate of the West,” have both made such an indelible imprint on our impression of the west, both imagined and real. And yet they are ultimately writers of ‘the family’, and these two films are perfect example. Join these two fascinating artists in a discussion of their collaboration (then and now).


Wim Wenders
Sam Shepard
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