The Ashes of Pasolini + Sudan
2009, Alfredo Jaar, Italy, 38 min. + 2016, Luca Trevisani, Italy, 15 min.
- Sat, Sep 24th 1:00pm
THE ASHES OF PASOLINI pays tribute to the poet-filmmaker in the totality of his engagement as a political activist and an artist. Artist, architect, and filmmaker Jaar brings a keen awareness of the leftist political philosophy that informed Pasolini’s work in this moving account of his life and death, inspired by Pasolini’s own poem, "The Ashes of Gramsci."
Preceded by the world premiere of artist Luca Trevisani’s SUDAN, an intimate portrait of the last known Northern White Rhino, kept in captivity under armed guard in a Nairobi wildlife park. Trevisani organized efforts by a group of artists to document the endangered animal whose species has long been hunted for its horn, prized in some cultures for claimed curative and magical properties. Program presented in cooperation with Expo Chicago and the Italian Cultural Institute of Chicago. Both in Italian with English subtitles. (BS)
SEPTEMBER 24: SUDAN director Luca Trevisani and Silvia Lucchesi, director of the Lo Schermo dell’Arte film festival, will be present for audience discussion.