Noted director to introduce film at the Senator


Wim Wenders, the critically acclaimed German director of "Wings of Desire" and "Paris, Texas," will introduce his new film, "Faraway, So Close," at the Senator Theatre at 7:30 tonight.

Mr. Wenders will also answer questions after the screening, the film's Maryland debut.

"Faraway, So Close," which won the Grand Jury Prize at the 1993 Cannes Film Festival, is the sequel to 1987's "Wings of Desire," which Mr. Wenders wrote in collaboration with German poet Peter Handke.

Mr. Wenders "is one of the most cerebral of contemporary directors," says Senator owner Tom Kiefaber, who points to "his inspired choice of subject matter and the talented team of professionals he has assembled for his productions."

It's rare, Mr. Kiefaber notes, for a world-class director to come to the Baltimore debut of the film -- rarer still for an artist like Mr. Wenders to have a dialogue with the audience.

The film's cast includes Peter Falk, Mikhail Gorbachev, Willem Dafoe and Natassja Kinski.

The film also features music by Laurie Anderson, Lou Reed, U2 with Johnny Cash, House of Love and Nick Cave.

Tickets are $15.

They are available at the Senator, 5904 York Road, from 1 p.m. to 9 p.m. daily.

They can also be purchased at the door before the event.

Doors open at 7 p.m.; the screening is at 7:30.

For information, call the Baltimore Film Forum, which is the sponsor of tonight's event, at (410) 889-1993.

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