Egyptian Theatre
6712 Hollywood Boulevard
Hollywood, CA 90028 Map
Sat, Mar 23, 2019
7:30pm

BRUNO GANZ REMEMBERED
Double Feature!
NOSFERATU, THE VAMPYRE / THE AMERICAN FRIEND
40th Anniversary!

NOSFERATU, THE VAMPYRE
1979, 107 min, Dir: Werner Herzog

An homage to Murnau’s 1922 classic, Herzog’s NOSFERATU achieves its own hypnotic power by evoking a romantic past of waterfalls and mist-filled valleys, and through the eerie sensuality of Klaus Kinski’s performance. Like Aguirre and Fitzcarraldo, Kinski’s Nosferatu is driven by the need for an unknowable spiritual ecstasy - in this case, Isabelle Adjani’s ethereal Lucy. With Bruno Ganz.


THE AMERICAN FRIEND
1977, 125 min, West Germany, Dir: Wim Wenders

When mild-mannered frame maker Jonathan (Bruno Ganz) learns he is dying, his art-smuggling friend Ripley (Dennis Hopper) comes up with a diabolical idea: Jonathan should become a mob hit man in order to make money for his estate. Working from Patricia Highsmith's novel RIPLEY'S GAME, Wim Wenders creates one of his finest films, a noir set in an urban milieu where morality seems to be crumbling away before the characters' very eyes. With Nicholas Ray and Samuel Fuller. In German with English subtitles.


Screening format: DCP
Egyptian Theatre • Sat, Mar 23, 2019 • 7:30pm

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