In tribute to the filmmaker, essayist, thinker and poet Pier Paolo Pasolini, this Februrary film series will visually examine three of his later films in reverse chronological order alongside a open-ended conversation of his work and ideas.
The series will begin on Valentine's Day with Pasolini's final and most controversial work, Saló; 120 Days of Sodom, the first film adaptation of Marquis de Sade's novel, and an epic mediation on fascism, desire, and torture.
Thursday, February 14, 2013 8pm Saló, 120 Days of Sodom
Monday, February 18, 2013 8pm The Decameron
Monday, February 24, 2013 8pm Teorema
Texts by Pasolini, and other readings related to his work will be available at the screenings and will also bemade available beforehand. There will be ample time for pre and post discussions of the work in relationship to the contemporary traditions of Valentines Day, and our social and personal relations to sex, love and politics.