One Day Pina Asked...

Matinee - Saturday, June 21, 2014, 3pm
Screening - Saturday, June 21, 2014, 7pm

1983 | France/Belgium

Saturday Screenings Only

Starting from the premise of documenting several months of Pina Bausch’s performances and rehearsals, the director Chantal Akerman realized one of the greatest of all syntheses of dance and cinema. She films the performers with a poised camera; her incisive angles and smooth pan shots emphasize the dances’ visual counterpoint and overlapping rhythms. In Bausch’s stagings ordinary gestures are emphasized and formalized into dances. “Akerman’s film is a work of modestly daring wonder, of exploration and inspiration. With her audacious compositions, decisive cuts, and tightrope-tremulous sense of time, and her stark simplicity, it shares the immediate exhilaration of the moment of creation. Akerman’s film is of a piece with Bausch’s dances.” Richard Brody, The New Yorker.

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Matinee - Saturday, August 30, 2014, 3pm
Screening - Saturday, August 30, 2014, 7pm


Los Vendidos by Luis Valdez

Thursday, October 9, 2014, 7pm - 9pm

A staged reading of the one-act play