Video: “Pina” at NYFF

Posted by John Heavey on 1.5.2012

Wim Wenders' stunning 3D tribute to legendary choreographer Pina Bausch was a hit at this year's NYFF and continues to thrill audiences in theaters, especially here in its extended run at the Film Society!

Wenders (Buena Vista Social Club), who first met Bausch in 1985, not only immortalizes the late choreographer's work but brings the audience into the dance sequences with 3D technology, creating an original, dynamic space like no other in theaters. The film also recently made the shortlist for the Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature, and it’s also Germany’s official submission in the Best Foreign Language Film category. In The Wall Street Journal, Joe Morgenstern wrote that the film “combines a haunting elegy for the avant-garde choreographer Pina Bausch with a wondrously surreal evocation of her work,” calling its use of 3D “unprecedented.” For information on tickets and showtimes, click here.

Wenders made several appearances at the 49th New York Film Festival to discuss his career, the long history behind the film, and the current advantages and limitations of 3D technology. Check out our collection of Pina-related video below!

Wenders in conversation with Film Society's Scott Foundas as part of an HBO Directors Dialogue:

Wenders's introduction and Q&A at the sold-out NYFF screening of Pina:

Trailer for Pina, now in an extended run at the Film Society:

Photo by Olga Bas. Video by Ahmed Khawaja.

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