Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Best Old Movies on a Big Screen This Week

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one day pina asked pina bausch chantal akerman documentary
One Day Pina Asked… (1983)
Directed by Chantal Akerman
This 57-minute documentary features "snippets, feelings, impressions" of a few weeks in the spring-summer of '83 that the filmmakers spent with the then 40-year-old choreographer and her troupe. Via rehearsals, backstage preparations and onstage presentations, Akerman spotlights the radical dances' emotional narratives—and the dancers' camera-ready acting skills, on which their leader places much demand. In 2011, Wim Wenders would turn such choreography into cinema by filming it in 3D; Akerman did it 30 years before by shooting in close-up—and making the distance of the theater seem suddenly, troublingly, affectingly intimate. Henry Stewart (Feb 1 at Lincoln Center, part of its Dance on Camera series)

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