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Pier Paolo Pasolini: Poet and Provocateur

Notes For An African Orestes

Appunti Per Un'orestiade Africana
Italy | 1970 | Pier Paolo Pasolini

Notes For An African Orestes

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.

Special admission $12; Cinematheque members $9; age 25 & under $7; no passes, twofers, or radio winners.

Saturday 2/8
5:15 pm
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