Tim Adler is a contributor to AwardsLine

Watching Pina, Wim Wenders’ 3D documentary about the abrasive-tender, jaunty-tormented work of choreographer Pina Bausch, it is ironic that the Oscars has only ever recognized this master German filmmaker for his documentaries. Buena Vista Social Club was nominated for an Oscar in 2000. And now Pina is up for the Documentary Feature Academy Award on February 26. Of course, there has been a non-fiction line throughout Wenders’ career. He started taking documentary photographs at age 7 (more…)