Written by and starring Sam Shepard, tells the story of fallen Western star "Howard Spence" (Shepard), who sort of blurilly bails on his current film in an effort to reconnect with estranged family members. Spence drifts through interactions first with his Elko, Nevada-based mother (Eva Marie Saint), then moves on to Butte, Montana, to approach the mother of his child, played by Shepard's real-life partner, Jessica Lange.

Slowly paced but never boring, the film vividly portrays disconnection of both geography and the spirit. Though this movie is filled with profoundly screwed-up people, there's a purity there that beautifully mirrors the ecologically decimated but still beautiful American West.

After the jump, we sit down with Wim Wenders to talk about the West, the movie, and, of course, San Francisco.

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