Pier Paolo Pasolini: Poet and Provocateur
Salò o Le 120 Giornate di Sodoma
France, Italy | 1975 | Pier Paolo Pasolini
Pasolini's notorious final film (made before his brutal 1975 murder) is one of the most controversial, revolting, and disturbing movies ever made. Transposing the Marquis de Sade's 1785 novel to Mussolini's Italy, the film is set at a palatial villa where beautiful young people are humiliated, abused, and tortured by sadistic and powerful members of the upper class. Intended as a parable about fascism, it's an explicit, dispiriting downer and remains banned in several countries even to this day. Michael Haneke regards it as one of the ten best movies ever made. No one under 18 admitted!
Subtitles. 114 min. Special admission $12; Cinematheque members $9; age 25-18 $7; no passes, twofers, or radio winners and no second film discount.
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General Admission: $9 ($10 as of 6/30/16)
Member: $7 (includes CIA I.D. holders)
Age 25 & under: $7 (proof of age required)
*Additional film on the same day: $7