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A 3-D documentary about modern dance? Take that, James Cameron! Pina is less a chronicle of the life of noted choreographer Pina Bausch than it is a tribute to her life and work. No wonder: Bausch was to collaborate on this film with director Wim Wenders, but a week prior to filming, she was diagnosed with cancer. Within five days, she succumbed to the disease at 68. So the emotion of her dancers, many of whom worked with Bausch for decades, is evident throughout—and raw emotion was always integral to the performances she developed with her troupe. But Pina is more or less a concert film, and those are not terribly revealing, so if you don’t think you’d be a fan of the expressionistic dance, there’s probably not much here for you.


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The Coast Halifax Dazzling Pina Dance documentary is a testament to beautiful movers by Jacob Boon 02/09/2012
Indy Week Wim Wenders' Pina: A worthy use of 3-D Finally, someone has figured out what 3-D was invented for. by Byron Woods 02/22/2012
Colorado Springs Independent Opening this week The Secret World of Arrietty, This Means War and other film events around town. 02/16/2012
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Portland Mercury Dancing... IN THREE DIMENSIONS! Wim Wenders gets visceral with Pina 3D. by Jenna Lechner 01/26/2012
Chicago Reader Dance of depth Wim Wenders directs a 3D documentary on the choreography of Pina Bausch by Andrea Gronvall 01/19/2012

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