Today at The Clinton: Tuesday, Jan 18

Clinton St. Theater presents WINGS OF DESIRE

Clinton St. Theater presents WINGS OF DESIRE


Wednesday, Jan 26
wings of desire

A stunningly made valentine to the city of Berlin, which has never been more imaginatively or more beautifully filmed. A joy from start to finish.

David Stratton, At the Movies (Australia)


Probably the closest thing to a popular movie about metaphysics that the medium has had yet to offer.

Dennis Harvey, 48 Hills


It is a complex work of art that can only grow in stature from repeated viewings.

David Harris, Spectrum Culture

wings of desire movie poster
Wim Wenders
West Germany, France
128 minutes

"Wings of Desire" is one of cinema’s loveliest city symphonies. Bruno Ganz is Damiel, an angel perched atop buildings high over Berlin who can hear the thoughts—fears, hopes, dreams—of all the people living below. But when he falls in love with a beautiful trapeze artist, he is willing to give up his immortality and come back to earth to be with her.

Made not long before the fall of the Berlin wall, this stunning tapestry of sounds and images, shot in black and white and color by the legendary Henri Alekan, is movie poetry. And it forever made the name Wim Wenders synonymous with film art.

New 4K restoration with 5.1 sound mix provided by the Wim Wenders Foundation and supervised by Wim and Donata Wenders. Funding provided by Medienboard Berlin-Brandenburg and the FFA, and by the French CNC.

Special Admission

$5-8 suggested; no one turned away for lack of funds.