Chicago International Film Festival welcomes back legendary German filmmaker
Wim Wenders, winner of the Festival’s 1976 Gold Hugo for Kings of the Road. Wenders will be presenting his latest feature
film Pina, shot in state-of-the-art
3D, on Tuesday October 18 at 6:15 p.m. at the AMC River East 21,
Also a music aficionado, Wenders’ Academy Award®-nominated documentary Buena Vista Social Club (1999) and Primetime Emmy® winning The Soul of a Man (2003, one of seven episodes of the Martin Scorsese-produced PBS series The Blues) are highly acclaimed, vibrant portraits of colorful music scenes and the characters which bring them to life.
With Pina he transports his groundbreaking
storytelling approach to the world of dance, in an absorbing elegy to his
late-friend, choreographer Pina Bausch. Presenting four of Bausch’s most famous
works, Wenders uses 3D technology to dizzyingly beautiful effect, adding
another cinematic masterpiece to his oeuvre.
except Opening Night, are at the AMC River East 21,
Cinema/Chicago is a not-for-profit cultural and educational organization dedicated to encouraging better understanding between cultures and to making a positive contribution to the art form of the moving image. The Chicago International Film Festival is part of the year-round programs presented by Cinema/Chicago, which also include the International Screenings Program (May-September), the Hugo Television Awards (April), CineYouth Festival (May), Intercom Competition (October) and year-round Education Outreach and Member Screenings Program.
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