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Directed by Nicholas Ray

United States 1980 91 mins.

Ray, dying of cancer, fought hard to make this last film, a document of his final days in New York City. Wenders, by then a close friend of Ray’s, comes to New York after being on location shooting a noir in Los Angeles. What follows is Ray, with Wenders’ tender assistance, reminiscing about his life and work—all in his tiny loft, surrounded by friends, family, and a film crew, on his own terms. The result is a film that “lays testament to a man’s will, the creative consistency of one of the greatest individuals in cinematic history who persisted in his craft and breathed film even in the twilight of his life.”— Goethe Institut.