Alice in the Cities with actress/musician Sibylle Baier

Trailer Review Orpheum Tickets

Orpheum · Saugerties

A REVIVAL HOUSE and Sonic Wave 2 special event.

Sunday, June 9 5:30p – post-screening conversation with actress/musician Sibylle Baier

Before directing Wings of Desire and Paris, Texas, Wim Wenders made this beautiful, charming film about a frustrated and disillusioned German photojournalist roaming through America. While in New York, Phillip (Rüdiger Vogler) reluctantly agrees to deliver Alice, a nine-year-old German girl, to her mother in Europe. Alice in the Cities features an original score from krautrock legends Can.

After the screening, singer-songwriter Sibylle Baier, featured briefly in the film, will be in conversation. Interspersed will be a listening session featuring songs from her album “Colour Green” recorded between 1970 and 1973 and released in 2006  (she will not perform live).

Alice represents a filmmaker at his artistic peak, drawing together the stylistic elements that would become his most recognizable.” —Vertigo Magazine

Sibylle Baier is a German folk singer and actress, whose songs achieved a cult following with the 2006 release of the album Colour Green, compiled from home recordings she had recorded in the early 1970s. Her evocative folk style has been compared to the works of Leonard Cohen and Nick Drake. She appeared in Alice in the Cities, and her music is also featured in many other films.