Wings of Desire – Friday at the Flicks

There are angels on the streets of Berlin…and goodies to be consumed while you observe them!

About Friday at the Flicks

Toowoomba’s very own arthouse film night! Enjoy a comfy seat, a glass of bubbles and, the opportunity to enjoy a significant and challenging film from cinematic history.

Friday at the Flicks offers a licenced cash bar, made to order cheese boards and a complimentary post show reception – giving you the opportunity to discuss the film while enjoying nibbles.

About the film

This 1987 film is a portrait of Berlin in the 1980s and features cameo appearance by Australian bands, Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds and Crime and the City Solution.  Voted the second best film of the 80s, Wings of Desire is one of the top 50 highest grossing foreign films to be released in the US. Described as a ‘visionary film about vision’ the film was released two years before the fall of the Berlin Wall and contains overt symbolism and commentary from filmmakers Wim Wenders, Peter Handke and Richard Reitinger.

Set in a still very much divided Berlin, the film tells the tale of a guardian angel, who craves the human experience after falling in love with a melancholy trapeze artist. Shot in colour, as well as black and white, the film captured both the admiration of highbrow critics and mainstream audiences like few idea-challenging foreign films before or since its release.

Trivia bite: The black and white sequences were shot through a one-of-a-kind filter (made from a stocking belonging to the cinematographer’s grandmother).

*Early Bird pricing: General Admission – $13 | Members $10. Ends 24 Aug 18

2018 film season

The Big Sleep – 23 Feb
When We Were Kings – 16 Mar
Out of Africa – 18 May
Melancholia – 15 Jun
Once upon a time in the west 27 Jul
Road to Nhill – 17 Aug
Wings of Desire – 14 Sep
Little Miss Sunshine – 26 Oct
USQ Student Short Film Night – 9 Nov

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