Ditta Miranda Jasjfi performs in “Vollmond” in PINA. Photo by Donata Wenders.

PINA (in 3D)

Art + Process
Friday, November 30, 2012 - 7:00pm

In his exhilarating new film, German master Wim Wenders (Wings of Desire, The Buena Vista Social Club) shoots in 3D to capture the brilliantly inventive dance world of legendary choreographer Pina Bausch. Wenders had conceived with Bausch a dance film like none seen before, one which would take the fullest advantage yet of new 3D technology to put the viewer deep inside Bausch’s playful, thrillingly unpredictable pieces. After her untimely death in 2009, Wenders continued with the project, turning it into the most exciting tribute he could imagine. Sensual and visually stunning, PINA uses 3D to remarkable effect, taking the audience into Bausch’s work in her imaginative sets (a gliding monorail, a bare stage covered with chairs, a towering man-made waterfall) and powerfully rendering the beauty and sheer physicality of the dances and dancers of her Tanztheater Wuppertal ensemble.

Writer, director and producer Wim Wenders ranks among the important directors of world cinema and is one of the leading representatives of “New German Film.”

(Wim Wenders, 2011, Germany/France, 3D DCP, 103min)

Art + Process
Celebrating the interdisciplinary nature of the new Logan Center for the Arts during its inaugural year, the Film Studies Center presents a series of films focusing on artists and the creative process from the perspective of multiple disciplines.