1969. Italy. Pier Paolo Pasolini. 98 min.
Thursday, January 3, 2013, 4:30 p.m.
Theater 1 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 1), T1
1969. Italy. Directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini. Pierre Clementi, Franco Citti, Jean- Pierre Léaud, Anne Wiazemsky. “All the references to art and culture in the film have the same kind of cynical despair about them, particularly when they involve things in which Pasolini himself has been engaged. Thus the prone Julian is compared by Mrs. Klotz both to Christ on the cross, and to the iconography by a Mannerist St. Sebastian—when in fact he is lying there like a log looking like either. The bourgeoisie is intelligent and voracious enough to assimilate even art which sets out to destroy it” (Noel Purdon, “Pasolini: The Film of Alienation,” in Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1977). In Italian; English subtitles. 98 min.