On the heels of a major retrospective at MOMA in New York, and at UCLA and American Cinemateque in Los Angeles, Luce Cinecittà and Fondo Pier Paolo Pasolini/Cineteca di Bologna, in association with Colpa Cinema and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco, present Pasolini, a sampling of the three periods of Italian film master Pier Paolo Pasolini (1922 – 1975) from September 14th through September 15th at the Castro Theatre and Roxie Theater. The exhibition continues at Pacific Film Archive and is part of a larger national tour of 22 Pasolini films, on newly made 35mm prints. From the Bay Area, the series will travel to Columbus, Washington, Cleveland, Chicago, and Toronto.
* Saturday, September 14 at The Castro *
MAMMA ROMA at 4pm
(111 min., in Italian with English subtitles. 1962. 35mm)
MEDEA at 6:30pm
Opening Night Film
(110 min., in Italian with English subtitles. 1969. 35mm)
New restoration by S.N.C. in its original 35mm format was made possible by Gucci.
PARTY in the theatre's mezzanine, catered by C’era Una Volta Restaurant 8:30-9:30 PM, Buy Tickets - http://www.ticketweb.com/t3/sale/SaleEventDetail?dispatch=loadSelectionData&eventId=3746284
IL DECAMERON (THE DECAMERON) at 9:30pm
(110 min., in Italian with English subtitles. 1971. 35mm)
In-Person: Ninetto Davoli, a lead actor in many Pasolini films.
* Sunday, September 15 at The Roxie *
SALO OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM (SALÓ O LE 120 GIORNATE DI SODOMA) at 2pm & 9:45pm; 9:45 pm
Showing introduced by Barth David Schwartz!
1975. Italy. Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. With Paolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, Uberto Paolo Quintavalle.
In Italian; English subtitles. 114 min.
ARABIAN NIGHTS (IL FIORE DELLE MILLE E UNA NOTTE) at 4:30pm
Q&A with Ninetto Davoli and Barth David Schwartz!
1973–74. Italy. Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. With Franco Merli, Ines Pellegrini, Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti. In Italian; English subtitles. 129 min.
THE CANTERBURY TALES (I RACCONTI DI CANTERBURY) at 7:15pm
Introduced by Ninetto Davoli!
1972. Italy. Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. With Pier Paolo Pasolini, Hugh Griffith, Josephine Chaplin, Ninetto Davoli Laura Betti. 123 min.
PIER PAOLO PASOLINI, a short film by Carlo Hayman-Chaffey will show before the 2pm and in between 2pm & 4:30pm, and 7:15pm & 9:45pm shows.
Made by Hayman-Chaffey, an assistant to Pasolini on a number of projects, this documentary was shot in Rome with the full co-operation of Pasolini, himself. It features interviews with 2 actors who appeared in all of his films up to 1970, particularly those filmed in the areas of Rome called “Borgata” (the slums), where Pasolini originally found them. Made in the middle of his film career, PASOLINI presents a filmmaker at the height of his powers. With Pier Paolo Pasolini, Alberto Moravia, Cesare Zavattini, Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli & Sergio Citti. In Italian with English voice over. 1970. 29 mins.
In addition to the film screenings, Colpa has chosen Bay Area artists to design limited edition posters for 6 of Pasolini's films. The selected artists are: Andy Hawgood (Mamma Roma), Lana Williams, Conrad Guevara and Lindsay Tully (Medea), Pablo Guardiola (The Decameron), Chris Duncan (Saló), Facundo Argañaraz (Arabian Nights), and Sarah Hotchkiss (The Canterbury Tales).
Pasolini is co-produced by Colpa, the Castro Theatre, Roxie, Luce Cinecittà, Rome, and Fondo Pier Paolo Pasolini/Cineteca di Bologna. The exhibition is organized by Amelia Antonucci, Colpa Cinema, Camilla Cormanni, Paola Ruggiero, Luce Cinecittà, Roberto Chiesi, Fondo Pier Paolo Pasolini and Cineteca di Bologna. Presented in association with the Ministry of Culture of Italy and the Italian Cultural Institute of San Francisco. Special thanks to the Consulate General of Italy. Visit http://www.colpapress.com for more information.