PINA
2011, IFC Films, 103 min, Germany, France, UK, Dir: Wim Wenders

Director Wim Wenders pays tribute to modern dance innovator Pina Bausch in this gorgeous, Oscar-nominated 3-D documentary. Bausch was set to collaborate with Wenders on a film when she died; rather than abandon the project, Wenders reconfigured it as a celebration and representation of the choreographer’s pioneering work. Using state of the art technology and expert dancers from Bausch’s own company, Wenders has created one of the most vivid and expressive dance films the cinema has ever seen. With English subtitles.


PALERMO SHOOTING
2008, 124 min, Germany, Dir: Wim Wenders

After German photographer Finn’s (Campino) wild lifestyle almost gets him killed, he decides to slow down and move to Palermo, Italy. There, he meets Flavia (Giovanna Mezzogiorno) and falls in with the rhythms of a completely new way of living. With Dennis Hopper, Milla Jovovich and Lou Reed.


BUENA VISTA SOCIAL CLUB
1999, Lionsgate, 105 min, Germany, Dir: Wim Wenders

Nearly a decade ago, director Wim Wenders and American guitarist Ry Cooder assembled the legendary old-guard of Havana's musicians, some in their nineties, for a series of recording sessions and concerts that Wenders filmed for the documentary that has become legendary in its own right. Many of those musicians have now passed on, making this document of their ageless energy and timeless legacy all the more vital. Performances include: Ibrahim Ferrer ("the Cuban Nat King Cole"), Compay Segundo, Ruben Gonzalez, Eliades Ochoa and Omara Portuondo.


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