Time, Space, and Memory on the Road

Tue, Jan 14th, 2020 to Tue, Feb 4th, 2020

Co-Presented by DePaul University's School of Cinematic Arts

Time, Space, and Memory On the Road, a cinematic exploration across a series of films, characters, and ideas that showcase “The Road” as a plane of immanence, discovery, and mortality. Through stories of speed and stasis, humor and heartbreak, we’ll hitchhike our way to a deeper understanding of what it means to find and sometimes lose ourselves along the highways, trails, and roughly paved streets of life.

Movies & Showtimes for
Time, Space, and Memory on the Road

Tue, Jan 14th
Vanishing Point

8:00PM
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Tue, Jan 21st
Scarecrow

7:00PM
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Tue, Jan 28th
Paris, Texas

7:00PM
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Tue, Feb 4th
Wendy and Lucy

7:00PM
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Paris, Texas

A FILM BY: Wim Wenders
WRITTEN BY: L.M. Kit Carson (adaptation), Sam Shepard
STARRING: Harry Dean Stanton, Nastassja Kinski, Dean Stockwell

In one of his greatest roles, the legendary Harry Dean Stanton stars as Travis, a man in search of himself. Missing for years, Travis mysteriously emerges from the desert suffering from apparent amnesia.  After reconnecting with his brother and son in Los Angeles, Travis sets off on a journey to piece together his shattered identity and locate his missing wife. Winner of the 1984 Palme D’Or, Wim Wenders’ masterpiece is a haunting exploration of memory, family, and the distances we travel to be lost and found. 

Technical Information

Production Year: 1984
Country of Origin: Germany
Language: English
Run Time: 145 mins
Format: DCP

Scarecrow

A FILM BY: Jerry Schatzberg
WRITTEN BY: Garry Michael White
STARRING: Gene Hackman, Al Pacino, Dorothy Tristan

Gene Hackman and Al Pacino are Max and Lion, a pair of drifters who meet on a desolate stretch of road in California and make plans to open a car wash business in Pittsburgh. Yet, as the aspiring captains of industry hitchhike their way across country, they find the path to their American dream has quite a few detours along the way. Co-winner of the 1973 Palme D’Or, SCARECROW is a beautifully acted celebration of the meandering paths in life. 

Technical Information

Production Year: 1973
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 112 mins
Format: DCP

Vanishing Point

A FILM BY: Richard C. Sarafian
WRITTEN BY: Guillermo Cabrera Infante (screenplay), Malcolm Hart (story)
STARRING: Barry Newman, Cleavon Little, Charlotte Rampling

***This Screening is FREE for Music Box Members***

Kowalski (Barry Newman), a laconic deliveryman, wagers his drug dealer that he can drive from Denver to San Francisco in 15 hours. Quickly escalating into one of the greatest car chases in cinema history, “The Last American Hero” peels out and tears off with a rapidly growing army of hell bent highway patrolmen on his tail. More than a simple action film, VANISHING POINT is a counter culture elegy to the end of the open road.

Technical Information

Production Year: 1971
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 99 mins
Format: DCP

Wendy and Lucy

A FILM BY: Kelly Reichardt
WRITTEN BY: Jonathan Raymond (screenplay), Kelly Reichardt (screenplay)
STARRING: Michelle Williams, Lucy, David Koppell

Michelle Williams delivers an incredibly nuanced performance as Wendy, an impoverished woman on the road to Alaska looking for work. Traveling with her best friend, a dog named Lucy, Wendy’s difficult journey veers towards tragedy after her car breaks down and she is arrested for shoplifting dog food. After posting bail, Wendy cannot find Lucy, initiating a heartbreaking search for her beloved companion. A deeply moving portrait of struggle, Kelly Reichardt’s WENDY AND LUCY is an emotionally intelligent testament to the transient nature of connection. 

Technical Information

Production Year: 2008
Country of Origin: United States
Language: English
Run Time: 80 mins
Format: 35mm

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