Pier Paolo Pasolini: Poet and Provocateur
Italy | 1961 | Pier Paolo Pasolini
Pasolini’s sympathy for Italy’s underclass and his preference for non-professional actors can be seen in this, his first film. Set in a squalid section of Rome, the movie focuses on an impoverished young ne’er-do-well (“accattone” or “scrounger’) who scrapes together a paltry living as a pimp and petty thief. Film debut of Franco Citti (The Godfather).
120 min. Subtitles. Imported New 35mm Print!
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General Admission: $9
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Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
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