Some Sam Shep­ard mo­ments

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I first be­came aware of the pass­ing of Shep­ard, who died ef­fort­less cool of Sam Shep­ard Sun­day of com­pli­ca­tions from ALS, with a visual, in his por­trayal of the by re­unit­ing with “Paris, Texas” in rich and ter­mi­nally ill farmer who what­ever dig­i­tal ver­sion I can find. served as a lonely pivot for TerBut I could not help but no­tice that rence Mal­ick’s emo­tion­ally raw an­other quintessen­tially Amer­i­can and im­pos­si­bly beau­ti­ful 1978 epic film, also de­voted to broth­erly love, “Days of Heaven.” is be­ing hosted Sun­day evening by

The next time I re­mem­ber his the Wolf­so­nian-FIU at the Mi­ami name sur­fac­ing was as one of the Beach Cine­math­eque. screen­writ­ers, with L.M. Kit Car“The Straight Story” (1999), di

Get daily son, on Wim Wen­ders’ “Paris, rected with quiet dis­ci­pline by

up­dates on Texas,” a stark and poignant 1984 David Lynch, stars Richard

South ex­am­i­na­tion of ro­man­tic love, and Farnsworth as a 73-year-old Iowa

Florida pa­ter­nal and fra­ter­nal de­vo­tion, man named Alvin who, not trust­ing

en­ter­tainalso set in my then-new home his eye­sight, de­cides he will see his

ment and state, po­et­i­cally ren­dered by Dutch dy­ing brother in Wis­con­sin one last

things to do cin­e­matog­ra­pher Robby Müller. time by driv­ing 300 miles on a

at South The char­ac­ters Shep­ard helped trac­tor-style lawn­mower. The trip

Florida.com cre­ate in “Paris, Texas” — es­peis both a lit­eral trav­el­ogue through

and on cially the es­tranged broth­ers the Amer­i­can heart­land and a

Twit­ter at played by Harry Dean Stan­ton and pu­ri­fy­ing jour­ney of re­mem­brance

@Ben Dean Stock­well — con­veyed their and re­demp­tion.

Cran­dell re­la­tion­ship in muted tones, in­tiFarnsworth was dy­ing of mate pauses and asides that seemed prostate can­cer as he made the film and, re­mark­ably hon­est and true. It was a when the pain got too se­vere, took his own re­la­tion­ship be­tween two men whose life a year af­ter the re­lease of “The Straight search for love and dig­nity played out Story,” which earned him a Best Actor Os­car against bar­ren Western land­scapes and nom­i­na­tion. in­hos­pitable cities tan­gled in rib­bons of The Wolf­so­nian is in a trav­el­ing mood this as­phalt, an Amer­ica that also felt very real. week­end, be­gin­ning 7 p.m. Fri­day when it

My plan this week­end is to honor the hosts its book-club dis­cus­sion of “Trav­els With Charley,” John Stein­beck’s 1962 tale doc­u­ment­ing his 10,000-mile road trip with his French poo­dle.

The Sun­day screen­ing of “The Straight Story” costs $11, $9 stu­dents and se­niors, and the price in­cludes a 5 p.m. tour of the pho­tog­ra­phy ex­hibit “North and South: Berenice Ab­bott’s U.S. Route 1” and the 6 p.m. film across the street at the Cine­math­eque. Visit Wolf­so­nian.org.

Week­end din­ing

Re­minder: The an­nual Dine Out Down­town Del­ray runs through Mon­day, with lunch and din­ner deals at many of your fa­vorite spots, and some un­ex­pected plea­sures. For in­stance, 50 Ocean is charg­ing $38 for a three-course din­ner (ah, the beignets!), but you might also be in­ter­ested in the more ca­sual dis­count at Cream, the sweets em­po­rium of­fer­ing two free scoops of ice cream when you spend $10. Visit Down­townDel­rayBeach.com.

Shell games

Satur­day is Na­tional Oys­ter Day, when Wild Sea Oys­ter Bar in down­town Fort Lauderdale will of­fer un­lim­ited oysters on the half shell from 7 to 10 p.m. and two free drinks for $45 (the math works for me).

COUR­TESY

Jo Mersa Marley will play the sec­ond an­nual In­ter­na­tional Mu­sic and Food Fes­ti­val on Satur­day in Mi­ami Gar­dens.

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