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Arthouse Movie Listings June 27-July 3, 2012

The Castro Theatre. Pina and Cave of Forgotten Dreams: A documentary double feature about German dance choreographer Pina Bausch and Werner Herzog's expedition to the Chauvet Cave in France. Through June 27. $7.50-$10. Barbarella and Cherry 2000: A double feature…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist

Pina 3D Is Stunning, Beautiful -- and Ultimately Vapid

No matter how you feel about about Pina 3D, the feature-length documentary from Wim Wenders on German choreographer Pina Bausch, one thing is indisputable. This 3D thing basically solves the problem of dance on film. What problem? Think on…
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Film, "Pina": Added Dimension Expands Emotional Range

"Pina": Added Dimension Expands Emotional Range

"You just have to get crazier" was advice mighty choreographer Pina Bausch once gave to one of her dancers, who fondly recalls the moment in Wim Wenders's soaring 3-D tribute to the woman who revolutionized the art with her Tanztheater…
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Culture, The Exhibitionist German Modern Dance <em>Danz&oacute;n</em> Is Even Weirder Than You Think It Would Be

German Modern Dance Danzón Is Even Weirder Than You Think It Would Be

Danzón by Tanztheater Wuppertal December 2, 2011 Zellerbach Hall, U.C. Berkeley Better than: A ride in a submarine. A housewife licks the floor clean, an old queen demonstrates her royal curtsy, video clips of tropical fish fill the stage in…
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Arthouse movie listings for May 26-June 1, 2010

To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Artists' Television Access. "Odds and Ends": Short experimental works. Thu., May 27, 8 p.m. $6. "CCSF Student Film Showcase": Spring 2010 film final projects. Fri., May 28, 8 p.m. $4. "Avant to Live": Other…
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Arthouse movie listings for May 19-25, 2010

To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Artists' Television Access. "USF Student Film Screening": New work by Media Studies students. Wed., May 19, 8 p.m. free. OpenScreening: Open mike for film and video. Thu., May 20, 8 p.m. $5. Bordello: Pornographic…
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Arthouse movie listings for May 12-18, 2010

To submit a listing, e-mail film@sfweekly.com. Artists' Television Access. "De Luce": Work by Janis Crystal Lipzin and San Francisco Art Institute alum. Thu., May 13, 8 p.m. $6. Wholphin: Selections from the latest issue of this motion-picture magazine. Fri., May…
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Calendar, Night&Day Dancing Queen

Dancing Queen

Even the most autocratic choreographer recognizes that creating a dance is a collaborative process. Pina Bausch went further than most; she’d greet the dancers attending the first rehearsal of a new work with questions, rather than steps to be learned.…
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Calendar, Night&Day Love It or Leave It

Love It or Leave It

"Seems like half the kids in this town are so called 'artists.'" Thus sneereth a troll named "gfox" in the comment section of an SFGate story about a twenty-year-old woman -- an artist -- who died recently. We don't have…
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Calendar, Night&Day A Bausch in Your Step

A Bausch in Your Step

German choreographer Pina Bausch is the "Queen of European dance theater," according to the Times of London, which ought to know. Her ongoing series of pieces for her company, the Tanztheater Wuppertal, are based on different parts of the world…
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Culture, Dance Into Thin Air

Into Thin Air

In Jess Curtis' upcoming Fallen, you won't find an ankle-deep sea of office paper and fake body parts onstage. You also won't see any imploding buildings projected onto the backdrop, nor does the choreographer use film clips of people running…
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Night+Day

wednesday october 2 The Tarnished Touch Inspired by European "Buffoon Theater" and the work of French dramatist Jacques Lecoq, the UMO Ensemble pokes fun at European conquests of the Americas in El Dorado. Just as buffoons mocked medieval society from…
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