The Grumpy Pig x P.I.G. China Pigpen Cinema Presents: Kurt Cobain: A Montage of Heck

The Grumpy Pig x P.I.G. China
Pigpen Cinema Presents: Kurt Cobain: A Montage of Heck

Tuesday June 23, 2015
Doors at 9 | Movie starts at 9:30
65-4 Maoming Bei Lu (Weihai Lu/Yan’an Lu)

Drink specials on beer, wine, and cocktails
Free “Grumpy” movie popcorn snacks
Space is limited to 35 seats
First come first serve

More on the film:
Kurt Cobain: A Montage of Heck (2015, 132 min., dir. Brett Morgan, English & Chinese subtitles)
Please Be Advised – Film contains nudity and foul language

“When you wake up, please read my diary. Look through my things, and figure me out.”

Kurt Cobain has been called a musical genius, a junkie, a visionary philosopher, and a lost soul. 21 years after the Nirvana frontman’s globally-mourned suicide comes the documentary that perhaps most brusquely captures who Kurt Cobain truly was, stripped of all the mythology and rumors. A Montage of Heck is a documentary nine years in the making, created in collaboration with Cobain’s parents, daughter Frances Bean Cobain, and widow Courtney Love—who gave director Brett Morgan access to never before disclosed footage, writings, and drawings from the befallen grunge music pioneer’s private life. Morgan compiles those startlingly intimate documents together with beautiful animations and interviews with the people closest to Cobain, to deliver a nuanced artist profile that satisfies Nirvana worshippers and newbies alike.

The Grumpy Pig x P.I.G. China Pigpen Cinema Presents: Pina 3D

Film Screening Tuesday May 19, 2015
3D Glasses will be provided

Free “Grumpy” movie popcorn snacks
Drink specials on beer, wine, and cocktails

Doors at 9 | Movie starts at 9:30
65-4 Maoming Bei Lu (Weihai Lu/Yan’an Lu)
Space is limited to 35 seats
First come, first serve

More on the film:
Pina (2011, 106 min., dir. Wim Wenders)

In Pina, legendary filmmaker Wim Wenders uses beautiful color palettes, multi-layered backdrops, and state-of-the-art 3D cameras to restage the dance pieces of the late maverick choreographer Pina Bausch. Bausch was a radical re-inventor of German dance theater, who mastered the elegance and precision of classical ballet, then furiously disposed of its conventions. Bausch had her dancers fighting, kissing, and shouting in her dance numbers, set on stages she’d subversively adorned with dirt, leaves, or even ankle-deep water. Pina recreates Bausch’s choreographies on a grand scope only possible through filmmaking. The film’s set design and cinematography are intricately planned to make Pina’s 3D experience truly immersive, allowing you, the viewer to fully appreciate the jaw-dropping beauty of Bausch’s dance routines.