Friday, April 8, 2022

Reminder: April 10—The Decameron and Salò, Double Feature



This Sunday: The Decameron & Salò

On April 10 We will continue the Pasolini centennial festival by screening two more of his films: The Decameron (1971) at 12pm and his last film, Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom (1975) at 3pm.

Salò is an adaptation of a story by the Marquis de Sade and was released three weeks after Pasolini’s murder. Please note that this is a very violent and sexually graphic film that we are showing because it explores social and political themes through its intensity.

This film is not recommended for all viewers
. It was not an easy decision to schedule this film, but La Cinematheque exists to show high quality cinema and echoes the words of Pasolini: “The first duty of an artist is not to fear unpopularity.” We choose films based on their quality and artistic merit, not their likability.

We will screen two films later this season to celebrate two great French directors: Jean Cocteau and Maurice Pialat. Cocteau’s La Belle et la Bete (Beauty and the Beast, 1947) on May 22 and Pialat’s Van Gogh on June 26. Please join us!

The success of La Cinematheque depends more than ever on your support. We survived 10 years, and now we need to get to the next level and make everyone know that cinema is an art form.

Tickets will be available on our website for April 10 or at the box office the day of the screenings.

Thank you.

Gerard Amsellem
President New Wave Productions