American Autobahn. 1984. USA. Directed by Andre Degas. Cinematography by Frank Linkoff. With Michael von der Goltz, Jan Jalenak, Jim Jarmusch. 16mm. 90 min.
A German journalist on the run from mobsters in New York embarks on a road trip across the United States, picking up a female auto mechanic on the run, before his past catches up with him. Shot in 16mm by Egyptian-born director Degas using local crews, a mix of professional and amateur performers, and rural landscapes as a backdrop, this lesser-known No Wave feature comes from a school of New York independent filmmaking inspired by Rainer Werner Fassbinder and Wim Wenders.
Wednesday, February 7,6:30 p.m.The Museum of Modern Art, Theater 1
Sunday, February 4,6:00 p.m.Introduced by the filmmakerThe Museum of Modern Art, Theater 2