BIFF’s REEL FRIENDS Film Society, the Beacon Cinema and IFC are proud to present a special screening of the critically-acclaimed documentary film, PINA, directed by Oscar-nominated director Wim Wenders on Thursday, February 2. In this exhilarating new 3D film in, 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.
BIFF is also pleased that Ella Baff, Executive and Artistic Director of Jacob’s Pillow, will join us to talk about the life of Pina Bausch and lead a discussion and Q&A immediately following the screening. This special event will kick-off at 6:30 with a wine and cheese reception upstairs at the Beacon followed by a private BIFF REEL Friends screening of PINA at 7:30 and the Q&A with Ella Baff. This film is in 3-D. Tickets are $20 and may be purchased through our office at 413-528-8030.