Notes on An African Orestes
Dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini (1970). More than a curiosity but less than a fully realized work, Pasolinis 16mm sketch for a never-made film, transposing Aeschyluss myth of the first human tribunal to the Third World, is disarmingly casual but far from unstructuredthe essay form suited Pasolini better than his overblown glosses on Chaucer or The Arabian Nights.
Mon., July 11, 3 p.m., 2011
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