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Dipson Amherst screens four gems from Wim Wenders

At age 70, German filmmaker Wim Wenders is as prolific as ever. His latest, the James Franco film “Every Thing Will be Fine,” is now available to watch on demand, and four of his finest films are set to screen at the Dipson Amherst Theatre (3500 Main. St.).

While Wenders’ vast career has seen numerous highs – including Oscar-nominated documentaries “Buena Vista Social Club,” (1999) “Pina” (2011) and “Salt of the Earth (2014) – it’s hard to argue with any of the selections that make up “Wim Wenders: Portraits Along the Road.”

The series starts at 7 p.m. April 7 with the black and white film “Kings of the Road” (1976). Next, at 7 p.m. April 14, is “Paris, Texas.” Wenders’ iconic, Palme d’Or-winning 1984 drama stars Harry Dean Stanton and Nastassja Kinski. The 1987 romantic fantasy “Wings of Desire” follows at 7 p.m. April 21. “Wings” was notably remade in 1993 as the drippy Nicolas Cage-Meg Ryan weeper “City of Angels.”

Closing the series is a rare screening of the five-hour director’s cut of 1991’s “Until the End of the World” at 12:30 p.m. May 1. While five hours may sound menacing, it’s hard to pass up the chance to finally see the full version of this sci-fi epic starring William Hurt.

Tickets for the first three films are $9.50, while “Until the End of the World” is $7.50. Visit dipsontheatres.com.

– Christopher Schobert

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