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10/1/2012 9:03:00 AM
Visually-stunning 'Samsara' and Oscar-nominated 'Pina' premiere Oct. 9-11 at SIFF
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Filmed over a period of five years in 25 countries on five continents, and shot on 70mm film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders. Samsara reunites filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, whose award-winning films Baraka and Chronos brought a new visual and musical artistry to theaters.
Filmed over a period of five years in 25 countries on five continents, and shot on 70mm film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders. Samsara reunites filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, whose award-winning films Baraka and Chronos brought a new visual and musical artistry to theaters.

German master Wim Wenders captures the brilliantly inventive dance world of legendary choreographer Pina Bausch in Pina, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature Film. Pina’s work shows her as one of the most important choreographers of the 20th Century.
German master Wim Wenders captures the brilliantly inventive dance world of legendary choreographer Pina Bausch in Pina, which was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature Film. Pina’s work shows her as one of the most important choreographers of the 20th Century.

The Sedona International Film Festival is proud to present the Northern Arizona premiere of the award-winning and visually-stunning Samsara and the Academy Award-nominated Pina at its Mary D. Fisher Theatre Oct. 9-11. The screenings mark the Northern Arizona premiere of both films.



SAMSARA

Prepare yourself for an unparalleled sensory experience. Samsara reunites filmmakers Ron Fricke and Mark Magidson, whose award-winning films Baraka and Chronos brought a new visual and musical artistry to theaters. Samsara is a Sanskrit word that means "the ever turning wheel of life," and is the point of departure for the filmmakers as they search for the elusive current of interconnection that runs through our lives.

Filmed over a period of five years in 25 countries on five continents, and shot on 70mm film, Samsara transports us to the varied worlds of sacred grounds, disaster zones, industrial complexes, and natural wonders. By dispensing with dialogue and descriptive text, Samsara subverts our expectations of a traditional documentary. It encourages our own interpretations, inspired by breathtaking images and transcendent music that infuses the ancient with the modern.

Samsara explores the wonders of our world, from the mundane to the miraculous, looking into the unfathomable reaches of man's spirituality and the human experience and illuminating the links between humanity and the rest of nature.

Critics and audiences are spellbound by Samsara, calling the film beautiful, haunting, mystical, enlightening and life-changing - a visual masterpiece. The Boston Herald says Samsara is "awesome, gorgeous, spellbinding - definitely not to be missed!" American Cinematographer raves that Samsarais "bewilderingly powerful" and calls the film "pure cinema."



PINA

Pina was nominated for an Academy Award for Best Documentary Feature at the recent Oscars and has played to rousing reviews (and won multiple awards) at all of the prestigious film festivals around the world. Sedona gets this gem of a film for a special two-night engagement.

In his exhilarating new film, German master Wim Wenders captures the brilliantly inventive dance world of legendary choreographer Pina Bausch. Wenders had conceived with Bausch a dance film like none seen before, one which would take the fullest advantage yet of new technology to put the viewer deep inside Bausch's playful, thrillingly unpredictable pieces.

After her untimely death in 2009, Wenders continued with the project, turning it into the most exciting tribute he could imagine.

Sensual and visually stunning, Pina takes the audience into Bausch's work in her imaginative sets (a gliding monorail, a bare stage covered with chairs, a towering man-made waterfall) and powerfully rendering the beauty and sheer physicality of the dances and dancers of her Tanztheater Wuppertal ensemble. Her work shows her as one of the most important choreographers of the 20th Century.

Both films will be shown at the Mary D. Fisher Theatre Oct. 9-11. Showtimes for Samsara will be 4 p.m. on Tuesday and 7 p.m. on Wednesday and Thursday. Pinawill show at 7 p.m. on Tuesday and 4 p.m. on Wednesday.

Tickets are $12, or $9 for Film Festival members. For tickets and more information, please call (928) 282-1177. Both the theatre and film festival office are located at 2030 W. 89A, in West Sedona. For more information, visit: www.SedonaFilmFestival.com.


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