Film Society Screens Pina

Tonight, May 4, at 7:30 p.m., the Martha’s Vineyard Film Society is showing a documentary by Wim Wenders called Pina. The film chronicles the career of choreographer Pina Bausch. During the filming, Ms. Bausch died and Mr. Wenders nearly decided to discontinue the project. Thankfully, he persevered.

Mr. Wenders, who has also directed the films Wings of Desire and Until the End of the Word (to name just two of his many films), takes the audience straight onto the stage with the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch ensemble, as he follows a group of dancers out of the theatre into the city and the surrounding areas of Wuppertal — the place, which for 35 years was the home and centre for Pina Bausch’s creativity.

The screenings takes place at the Katharine Cornell Theatre, located at 54 Spring street in Vineyard Haven. Tickets are available at the door. Admission is $8 and $5 for film society members.

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