One Day Pina Asked…

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Film runs Fri, Jun 6 through Thu, Jun 12.

One Day Pina Asked…
Chantal Akerman, 1983
France | 57 minutes

One week exclusive theatrical run!

Dinner and a Movie available at evening screenings, Monday - Thursday.

A fortuitous encounter between two icons of film and dance, Chantal Akerman and Pina Bausch, One Day Pina Asked... is Akerman’s singular look at the work of the remarkable choreographer and her Wuppertal Tanztheater during a five-week European tour. More than a conventional documentary, Akerman’s film is a journey through her world, composed of striking images and personal memories transformed. Capturing the company’s rehearsals and assembling performance excerpts from signature works such as Komm Tanz Mit Mir (Come Dance with Me, 1977) and Nelken (Carnations, 1982), the director applies her unique visual skills to bring us close to her enigmatic subject. Writing about the film in The New Yorker, Richard Brody said: “With her audacious compositions, decisive cuts and tightrope-tremulous sense of time—and her stark simplicity—it shares, in a way that Wenders film doesn’t, the immediate exhilaration of the moment of creation.” A 2014 Dance on Camera selection. An Icarus Films release.

Chantal Akerman fan? Don't miss our free daily screenings of documentary Chantal Akerman, From Here, June 6 - 12 in the Amphitheater.

Series: New Releases at the Film Society

Venue: Elinor Bunin Munroe Film Center

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