THE DECAMERON (1971)

THE DECAMERON (1971)

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini

Year: 1971

Running time: 106 Minutes

Format: 35mm

Screening times:

• Friday, March 20 – 10:00pm

• Sunday, March 22 – 6:00pm

Part one of a trilogy of films serving as a communist political statement about the hypocritical hierarchies of Roman Catholic Italy, Pasolini’s film transmuted into the ultimate tasteless sex comedy—and massive worldwide hit that spawned numerous unauthorized sequels (as is the Italian film tradition). Pasolini was mortified by the response to the trilogy, and he counterattacked with the searing Salo, which also featured a lot of shit and nudity. But no one was laughing this time. Bello!