Episode 23 - When Wim Wenders was in Portland for less than 24 hours…
Original Air Date: February 24, 2012
Current City producer Ivy Lin interviews German film director, playwright, author, photographer and producer Wim Wenders:
I’ve been a fan of Wim Wenders since I saw Wings of the Desire over 10 years ago. When I was in Berlin visiting friends in May 2011, I thought it would be super cool for me to interview Wim Wenders for Current City but he was away at Cannes Film Festival for his most recent film Pina, a 3D stunning documentary about legendary dancer and choreographer Pina Bausch. Little did I know that 10 months later, I would be sitting across from Wim for a pleasant 30-minute chat in Portland, Oregon! Wim was in Portland for less than 24 hours, on February 16th 2012, as part of the U.S. film tour for Pina.
Special thanks to IFC & Northwest Film Center for making this interview possible.
Excerpts from the “Pina” soundtrack were used with permission from IFC.
Photo by Matt Schulte.