Pier Paolo Pasolini: Poet and Provocateur
Appunti Per Un'orestiade Africana
Italy | 1970 | Pier Paolo Pasolini
Pasolini's documentary captures his preparations for an Africa-set film version of the Ancient Greek play Orestes (about a man who kills his mother). Though the movie was never made, the documentary survives as a fascinating time capsule of 1970 Africa and as a portrait of Pasolini himself. With jazz great Gato Barbieri. "Key to an understanding of the particular Freudian-Marxist-Christian worldview that was Pasolini's." -J. Hoberman.
70 min. Imported New 35mm Print! Subtitles.
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General Admission: $9
Member: $7 (includes CIA I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
*Additional film on the same day: $7