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Film director and screenwriter. Cinephile since birth. Director of DREAMS OF THE WAYWARD (2013). Film Studies MA student at Columbia University.

Sunday, October 18, 2015

Event: "Pasolini, or The 12 Days of Cinema"

     On the 2nd of November in 1975, Pier Paolo Pasolini was murdered before the premiere of his film Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom (his final film).  During his life, Pasolini made 12 feature films (excluding documentaries, short films, and his contributions to omnibus films), and his impact upon cinema is still felt forty years later.  Starting on October 22nd, I will be watching one film by Pier Paolo Pasolini every night until November 2nd (the 40th anniversary of Pasolini becoming a martyr for cinema) in an event that I'm calling "Pasolini, or The 12 Days of Cinema".  
     Through this event, I am hoping to gain a greater understanding of Pasolini's work, its context within the history of cinema, and will be celebrating the life of a great artist whose work is still relevant and challenging today.  Further, I encourage others to embark upon this journey through Pasolini's films as well.  
     Here is a poster that I created outlining the mission and schedule for "Pasolini, or The 12 Days of Cinema":

"Pasolini, or The 12 Days of Cinema"

Accattone: 10/22
Mamma Roma: 10/23
The Gospel According To St. Matthew: 10/24
The Hawks and The Sparrows: 10/25
Oedipus Rex: 10/26
Teorema: 10/27
Porcile: 10/28
Medea: 10/29
The Decameron: 10/30
The Canterbury Tales: 10/31
Arabian Nights: 11/1
Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom: 11/2

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