The American Friend12A
An American living in Hamburg who makes a living by selling forged artworks crosses paths with a terminally ill picture framer who is desperate to leave his family with a respectable inheritance. The two become embroiled in an assassination plot which will give them the riches they desire. Dennis Hooper oozes menace in Wim Wenders’ slow-burning existential neo-noir based on Patricia Highsmith’s 1974 novel Ripley’s Game.
‘By refusing to explain Ripley, this gets closer to Highsmith’s character than any other film version.’
Kim Newman, Empire Magazine
What else is on?
Today (Sunday 3rd March)
Tomorrow (Monday 4th March)
Plan your visit
Our beautiful art deco inspired auditorium can be found just off East Oxford's Cowley Road. We are open 7 days a week. We open the cinema and box office 30 minutes before the scheduled start time of each film, and the Box Office then closes 10 minutes after the film starts. We don’t show adverts, just a couple of trailers, so don't be late as the film itself starts very close to the advertised time!