Synopsis & Film Details

From the director of Buena Vista Social Club, the German documentary Pina pays breathtaking tribute to the late choreographer Pina Bausch. “Dance, dance, or we are lost,” were the final words of the legendary Bausch, whose Tanztheater Wuppertal elevated contemporary dance into brilliantly subversive and newly expressive realms. Acclaimed filmmaker Wim Wenders captures the raw, heart-stopping intensity of
the movement and transforms it into a transcendent cinematic memorial. Nominated for a 2012 Academy Award for Best Foreign Language Film, the movie features performances by Bausch’s beloved original company members, and it offers an indelible image of an artist with an uncommonly rich creative life.

Featuring a special dance performance from screening sponsor California Arts Academy