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Film screening: "Wings of Desire"

The OCU Film Institute presents

"Wings of Desire"

free screening in Norick Art Center Studio (1601 NW 26th St.)

2 p.m. Feb. 13

Der Himmel über Berlin / Wings of Desire – Wim Wenders, Germany (1987), 130 min.

Cassiel and Damiel are angels assigned to the still-walled city of Berlin. From high atop its architecture they listen in on the thoughts of the city’s loneliest residents and offer assistance when they can. When Damiel falls in love with a lonely trapeze artist, he is faced with the possibility of giving up his status as an angel to adopt a mortal body and experience the joys and messy complications of human experience. With a charming role by Peter Falk as a former angel who has made that very decision, the story explores the pros and cons of mortality vs. immortality and the ability of individuals to affect one anothers’ lives. Essences of fairy tale and a Frank Capra classic provide the dreamy tone to this film, with its visuals of lush black & white, glimpses of warm color, and incantatory dialogue that reclaims the poetic rhythms of the German language. Featuring the music of Australian bands Crime and The City Solution and Nick Cave and The Bad Seeds.

In German and English with English subtitles.