*American Autobahn*. 1984. USA. Directed by Andre Degas. Courtesy of the filmmaker

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.

  1. Wednesday, February 7,
    6:30 p.m.

    The Museum of Modern Art, Theater 1
  2. Sunday, February 4,
    6:00 p.m.

    Introduced by the filmmaker
    The Museum of Modern Art, Theater 2