This fall, The Roxy Theater is proud to bring you WORLD VIEW: CULTURE IN MOTION - a series of films which highlight and celebrate dance around the world. Hosted by Global and Cultural Affairs in Arts Missoula, sponsored by Soft Landing Missoula, International Rescue Committee, Rideg Law Office, SG Long Financial, and Pink Grizzly.
The boundless imagination and physical marvels of the work of the German modern-dance pioneer Pina Bausch leap off the screen in this exuberant tribute by Wim Wenders. A long-planned film collaboration between the director and the choreographer was in preproduction when Bausch died in 2009. Two years later, Wenders decided to go ahead with the project, reconceiving it as an homage to his late friend. The result is a remarkable visual experience and a vivid representation of Bausch’s art, enacted by a group of staggeringly talented dancers from her company, the Tanztheater Wuppertal Pina Bausch. Pina is an adventurous work of cinema that highlights the bold legacy of one of the world’s true creative visionaries.
Pina is presented as a celebration of the 25th anniversary of Missoula and Neckargemünd, Germany becoming sister cities.