Paris, Texas

40th Anniversary Restoration

Wim Wenders’ camera dwells on the deserted contours of the American Southwest for most of the first hour, but the landscape that stays with you is that of Harry Dean Stanton’s face. Watching his haunted wanderer slowly come back to life, reconnect with people, and confront what set him adrift in the first place constitutes one of the most sublime journeys in cinema, with a key assist from cinematographer Robby Müller. -Lee Gardner

1984 Dir. Wim Wenders 1.66:1 Color DCP 145 min.