2014 Dallas International Film Festival: Paris, Texas

Nastassja Kinski in Paris, Texas
Photo courtesy of 20th Century Fox

Paris, Texas is considered Wim Wenders’s best-known and internationally most successful film. Celebrated by critics, it won a series of important international awards, including the Palme d’Or at Cannes.

This unconventional road movie, based on a script by Pulitzer Prize-winner Sam Shepard, tells the story of Travis (Harry Dean Stanton), a man who wanders out of Mexico and into Texas one day, in the blazing heat of the “Big Bend.” Travis does not speak a word. He also seems to have largely lost his memory. But he is driven by his wish to find his family again: his young wife Jane (Nastassja Kinski), whose life he seems to have placed in danger through his pathological jealousy, and his seven-year-old son Hunter (Hunter Carson). For four years, Travis was thought to be dead. His brother Walt (Dean Stockwell) flies from L.A. to Texas to bring back his lost brother.

Event Details


4.12.14 | 3:00 pm


231 W. Jefferson Blvd.
Dallas, TX 75208