Documentary Film: Pina
06/19/2014, 7:00 PM to 8:45 PM
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spark: conversations with Ballet Memphis in partnership with Crosstown Arts is a free, monthly series that invites different members of the creative community in Memphis and beyond to start a dialogue about a variety of topics across multiple disciplines. This month, spark comes to the Brooks for a free screening of Pina and some light discussion. Bring a friend and be part of the conversation!
“Dance, dance, or we are lost.” Pina Bausch’s final words summarize her life and provide the inspiration for acclaimed director Wim Wenders’ (Wings of Desire, Buena Vista Social Club) breathtaking tribute to the legendary choreographer. Bausch and her Tanztheater Wuppertal elevated dance into brilliantly subversive new expressive realms, and in this exhilarating film Wenders captures the raw, heart-stopping intensity of the movement and transforms it into a transcendent cinematic experience. An official selection of the Berlinale, Telluride, Toronto and New York film festivals, Pina features interviews with and performances by Bausch’s beloved original company members, and offers an indelible image of an artist who went the full distance in her uncommonly rich creative life.
Director: Wim Wenders | 2011 | USA | 103 minutes