Current & Upcoming Films
SALO OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM (SALÓ O LE 120 GIORNATE DI SODOMA)
Pasolini: A Film Series
9:45 pm showing introduced by Barth David Schwartz.
1975. Italy. Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. With Paolo Bonacelli, Giorgio Cataldi, Uberto Paolo Quintavalle.
Salò “derives its powerful impact largely from its literalness: staging the tortures of de Sade’s The 120 Days of Sodom point by point, detail by detail, even though Pasolini enforces a kind of shotgun marriage between this novel and a relatively recent historical phenomenon by situating all his simulated atrocities in the last stronghold of Italian Fascism.... Like it or not, Salò is a realized work that accomplishes a good deal of what it sets out to do—to appall us with the spectacle of our own worst capacities, and to confront us with the even more disturbing and conflicted responses that this may elicit in us” (Jonathan Rosenbaum, The Soho Village News, June 4, 1980). In Italian; English subtitles. 114 min.
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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.
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Separate Admission = $12.00