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film festival > Pasolini 100

Date:

09/10/2022


film festival > Pasolini 100

Pasolini 100: Homage to Pier Paolo Pasolini
on the 100th anniversary of his birth

Saturday, September 10, 2022 at The Castro Theatre

 

We invite you to revel in the passion of Pier Paolo Pasolini, who pushed the boundaries of politics, art and sexuality. Five classic films will unspool September 10, the 100th anniversary of Pasolini’s birth.

This program is presented by Cinecittà, the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, CinemaItaliaSF, and Artistic Soul Association, under auspices of the Italian Consulate General of San Francisco.

 

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PROGRAM

pasolini film10:30am | PASOLINI

Director: Abel Ferrara, 2014, 84 min
Cast: Willem Dafoe, Ninetto Davoli, Valerio Mastandrea, Riccardo Scamarcio

Willem Dafoe stars in Abel Ferrara’s dramatic English-language film Pasolini, about the mysterious final days of the renowned Italian film director. This haunting biopic draws on Pasolini’s last interview and scenes from his unfinished novel Petrolio. Dafoe’s charisma shines as he embodies the intellect and passion of the murdered director.

 

mamma roma crop12:30pm | MAMMA ROMA

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1962, 107 min
Cast: Anna Magnani, Ettore Garofolo, Franco Citti, Silvana Corsini

The immortal Anna Magnani is equally vulnerable and volcanic as the titular character in Pasolini’s gritty tale of a mother determined to rise above poverty. The writer-director returns to the desolate outskirts of Rome for this tale of doomed maternal love.

 

accattone crop3:00pm | ACCATTONE

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1961, 117 min
Cast: Franco Citti, Franca Pasut, Silvana Corsini, Paola Guidi

After writing a pair of novels, Ragazzi di vita and Una vita violenta, set in the urban periphery of Rome, Pasolini decided to turn to cinema to continue exploring the world of a young loafer (Franco Citti) roaming the hardscrabble Roman slum of Pigneto. Accattone reimagines Neorealism by eschewing any sentimentality for the poetry of the everyday.

 

medea6:00pm | MEDEA

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1969, 110 min
Cast: Maria Callas, Massimo Girotti, Laurent Terzieff, Giuseppe Gentile

In Medea, Greek-American soprano Maria Callas stars in a rare nonoperatic role as the title character in Pasolini’s haunting adaptation of the tragedy by Euripides, about a woman scorned by her husband (Jason of the Argonauts) who avenges herself with fierce abandon. The film owes its ravishing visual imagery to fantastic costumes and the ancient sites of Italy, Turkey, and Syria where it was shot.

 

8:00-10:00pm | La Roma di Pasolini Mezzanine Reception

Rudy of C’era Una Volta restaurant will re-create the Roman atmosphere for selected guests in the Castro Mezzanine.

 

salo10:00pm | SALÒ OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1976, 116 min
Cast: Paolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi. Umberto P. Quintavalle, Aldo Valletti

Pasolini’s infamous final film transposes the Marquis de Sade’s 18th century treatise on torture to Mussolini’s Italy circa 1944. A group of representatives of the wealthy upper classes—a Duke, a Bishop, a Magistrate, and naturally, the President—have holed themselves up in a palatial estate in the titular city of Salò, where they have imprisoned a horde of young men and women to torment for their pleasure. The story, rife with political implications, is in four segments, inspired by Dante’s Divine Comedy.
(Viewer discretion is strongly advised)

 

This special homage to Pasolini follows the complete retrospective that Cinecittà premiered at the Academy Museum of Motion Pictures in Los Angeles on the occasion of the 100th Anniversary of Pasolini’s birth. This is Cinema Italia San Francisco’s 11th program of classic Italian cinema in San Francisco.

 

Information

Date: Saturday, September 10, 2022

Time: From 10:30 am To 11:45 pm

Entrance : With fee


Location:

The Castro Theatre, 429 Castro St, San Francisco

1682