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AFS Presents: Wim Wenders’ KINGS OF THE ROAD
January 22, 2016 @ 8:00 pm - January 24, 2016 @ 4:00 pm
Part of our Wim Wenders: Portraits of the Road series, an eleven-film retrospective running January through February at the Marchesa. More info and tickets here: https://austinfilm.org/wimwenders
KINGS OF THE ROAD screens twice:
Friday, January 22, 8 PM
Sunday, January 24, 4 PM
Directed by Wim Wenders
West Germany, 1976, DCP, 175 min
In German and English with English Subtitles
Friday night’s screening will be a Free Member Friday – All AFS members are invited to attend for free!
KINGS OF THE ROAD is about a friendship between two men: Bruno, a.k.a. King of the Road (Rüdiger Vogler), who repairs film projectors and travels along the inner German border in his truck, and the psychologist Robert, a.k.a. Kamikaze (Hanns Zischler), who is fleeing from his own past. When Robert drives his old Volkswagen straight into the Elbe River, he is fished out by Bruno. This is the beginning of their shared journey through a German no-man’s-land, a journey that leads them from the Lüneburg Heath to the Bavarian Forest.