Friday, August 5, 2016
9:30 PM–11:40 PM
1969, Italy, Federico Fellini, 129 min.
Introduced by Axel Baumann
A loose adaptation of Petronius’s satire written during the reign of Nero, Fellini’s cult classic conjures sexual licentiousness, godless violence, and eye-catching grotesquerie while following the exploits of two young men—the handsome scholar Encolpius and his lusty friend Ascyltus—as they move through a landscape of free-form pagan excess in ancient Rome.
“It is a surreal epic that, I confidently believe, will outlive all its interpretations.” —Vincent Canby, The New York Times
This film was selected by the artist Genesis Breyer P-Orridge, whose exhibition Try to Altar Everything closes August 1.
About the Speaker
Axel Baumann is a cinematographer who was awarded an Emmy in 2008 for Carrier, a ten-part series for PBS about the aircraft carrier USS Nimitz, produced by Icon Films and directed by Maro Chermayeff. Recently he completed cinematography on Herb and Dorothy, an audience award winner at Silverdocs released by Arthouse Films, as well as for a biography on Thomas Jefferson for the History Channel. His most recent project is War against War, a film on UN peacekeeping directed by Oscar winner Fisher Stevens.
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