Tribute to Pasolini
in LA


Tribute to Pasolini. A Retrospective

October 2013  – UCLA Film and Television Archive, Los Angeles


The Italian Cultural Institute, the UCLA Film and Television Archive

and Istituto Luce Cinecittà will celebrate the enduring influence of

Italian filmmaker Pier Paolo Pasolini with a comprehensive retrospective

of his cinematic works. In a tribute to Pasolini, ICI presents the legacy

of the poet, intellectual, journalist, artist, and film director 90 years after

his birth in a series of screenings of his films (in recently restored versions)

combined with other events aimed at showing his intellectual and artistic

genius, in cooperation with UCLA Film and Television Archive and

Department of Italian.One of the most talented artists and creative

minds in Italian history, Pier Paolo Pasolini was a poet, intellectual,

critic, journalist and cinematic director who invested his work with an

impassioned critique of society.In a world divided by the logic and

balances of the Cold War, Italy experienced the most violent years of

it history. This climate of tension, typical of the iron curtain age,

drove the artist to interpret the period of unrest in emotionally charged

and disquieting art.  An often controversial figure, Pasolini opened himself

up to criticism. Years after his death, his legacy invites the public to reflect

on visions of reality through the language of art.