A kindred spirit of Luis Buñuel, with an inferior sense of humor but more palpable existential compulsions, Pier Paolo Pasolini perpetually rebelled against moral hegemony, commiserating with outcasts and creating and dying as one. Today, his canon has been co-opted by forces on the right and left, the faithful and the secular—which is to say, he belongs to us all. Now he's the subject of a retrospective by the Film Society of Lincoln Center, titled "Heretical Epiphanies: The Cinematic Pilgrimages of Pier Paolo Pasolini," a reminder of how forcefully the poet provocateur's work still resonates with the "thunderous sound of plaint innumerable"... More >>>