Sunday, May 19 – 7:30 PM PIER PAOLO PASOLINI
Double Feature: ARABIAN NIGHTS, 1974, Park Circus/MGM, 130 min. One of Pasolini’s greatest achievements, ARABIAN NIGHTS is a shimmering, golden dream of a film, drunk on its own beauty, where story after story unfolds like leaves in an ancient Persian manuscript. Equaled only by Wojciech Has’ THE SARAGOSSA MANUSCRIPT in its exquisite, otherworldly tone and intricate, puzzle-box structure, ARABIAN NIGHTS is simply unforgettable. With Tessa Bouche, Ines Pellegrini, Ninetto Davoli, Franco Citti and Franco Merli. In Italian and Arabic with English subtitles.
MEDEA, 1969, SNC, 110 min. Dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini. Two year after OEDIPUS REX, Pasolini returned to ancient Greek mythology, adapting all the famous trappings of Jason, his Argonauts and the golden fleece. In this version, Jason returns to Greece with the sorceress, Medea, unaware that she will not be accepted in his society. Once the king banishes her, her true powers are revealed as she plots her violent revenge. Legendary opera singer Maria Callas plays the titular role in her sole feature performance. In Italian with English subtitles.
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