Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Mon, May 20, 2019
7:30pm

THE PASSION OF PIER PAOLO PASOLINI
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW
Co-presented by Luce Cinecittà
35 mm!

THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW
IL VANGELO SECONDO MATTEO
1964, Compass, 137 min, Italy, Dir: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Working from the perspective of “an unbeliever who has a nostalgia for a belief,” director Pier Paolo Pasolini shot this story of the life of Christ in a documentary style that lends his spare imagery a power that few Biblical spectaculars ever attain. Employing non-professional actors (Spanish economics student Enrique Irazoqui portrayed Jesus, a role for which Jack Kerouac and Allen Ginsberg were reportedly considered) and dialogue drawn directly from Matthew’s text, the film effectively allies Jesus with the meek and poor in spirit, and his rejection of materialism was a theme Pasolini often championed. In Italian with English subtitles.


In Italian with English subtitles.
Aero Theatre • Mon, May 20, 2019 • 7:30pm

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