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One Day Pina Asked + Films with Sonia Wieder-Atherton

Thu, Apr 28, 2016
  • 7PM
RUN TIME: 102min
MEMBERS: $7 (free for Level 4 and above)
April 2016
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Thursday April 28, 2016
Performances no longer available.
Directed by Chantal Akerman
One Day Pina Asked

1983, 57min, DIGIBETA


“one of the greatest of all syntheses of dance and cinema”
—Richard Brody, The New Yorker

This collaboration between two visionary artists, Akerman and legendary choreographer Pina Bausch, yields a sublime study of bodies in motion. Following Bausch on a five-week tour of Europe, Akerman and her eternally patient camera achieve an intimate rapport with the modern dance pioneer and her troupe. An Icarus Films release.

Avec Sonia Wieder-Atherton

2002, 41min, DIGIBETA


From the mid-1980s onward, the cellist Sonia Wieder-Atherton was a frequent Akerman collaborator, both on soundtracks and onscreen. In this lovely, revealing portrait, Wieder-Atherton discusses her relationship to music and performs works by Schubert, Brahms, Monteverdi, Janáček, and others. The beauty of her playing as captured by Akerman’s nuanced, unobtrusive camera is a blissful communion between two great artists.

Trois strophes sur le nom de Sacher

1989, 12min, BETASP


In a neon-saturated bedroom, Wieder-Atherton performs Henri Dutilleux’s trio of modernist solo pieces Strophes. This strikingly stylized short blends Akerman’s interests in music and the psychology of domestic spaces.

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