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Trailers from Hell Heads to 'Paris, Texas'

A Criterion Grab Bag! continues at Trailers from Hell, with director Karyn Kusama introducing Wim Wenders' classic "Paris, Texas."
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  • March 19, 2014 11:22 AM
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Wim Wenders' 3-D 'Every Thing Will Be Fine' Adds Rachel McAdams to Cast UPDATED

UPDATE: Rachel McAdams has joined the cast of Wim Wenders' "Every Thing Will Be Fine," the German director's new 3-D drama also starring James Franco and Charlotte Gainsbourg.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • August 22, 2013 3:00 PM
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Watch: Wim Wenders' 1982 Documentary 'Room 666' Talks with Godard, Herzog, Fassbinder, Spielberg, Antonioni and More

Check out this strangely hypnotic stream-of-thought documentary essay, "Room 666," made by Wim Wenders at the 1982 Cannes Film Festival. The 44-minute film features thoughts on cinema from an impressive roster of filmmakers: Jean-Luc Godard, fellow New German Cinema directors Werner Herzog and Rainer Werner Fassbinder, Michelangelo Antonioni and Steven Spielberg, among others. In an unsettling turn of events, Fassbinder would die of a drug overdose mere weeks after these interviews were shot. (The 31st anniversary of his death was June 10.)
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • June 12, 2013 4:16 PM
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Wim Wenders Foundation Will Make Director's Entire Oeuvre Available to Dusseldorf Public

Wim Wenders and wife Donata have established the Wim Wenders Foundation in Dusseldorf, Germany. By the end of 2012, the foundation will have acquired the rights to all Wenders films held by third parties, with the help of state funding and private donors.
  • By Beth Hanna
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  • December 18, 2012 1:27 PM
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Video: Things I Learned on the Oscar Red Carpet

Check out these videos shot on the Oscar red carpet with the stars and filmmakers of the nominated movies.
  • By Anne Thompson
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  • February 28, 2012 4:20 PM
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