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Midnights: SALO, OR THE 120 DAYS OF SODOM
Friday, March 3 @ 11:55 pm
SALÒ is “so severe as to feel like a howl of despair more than an articulate statement of radical politics. But it is pure cinema.” – Antagony & Ecstasy
SALÒ is “a rigorous movie that dares to use the metaphor of torture as a device of utter physical and psychological annihilation for both the victim and the torturer.” – Cole Smithey
SALÒ “refuses to allow us to redeem ourselves.” – Roland BarthesWhile we’ve been known in the past to get hyperbolic, we aren’t kidding when we say this is perhaps the single most controversial film of the 20th century. It’s 1976 release was banned in more than 20 countries including Australia and New Zealand. “The notorious final film from Pier Paolo Pasolini, Salò, or The 120 Days of Sodom has been called nauseating, shocking, depraved, pornographic . . . It’s also a masterpiece. The controversial poet, novelist, and filmmaker’s transposition of the Marquis de Sade’s eighteenth-century opus of torture and degradation to Fascist Italy in 1944 remains one of the most passionately debated films of all time, a thought-provoking inquiry into the political, social, and sexual dynamics that define the world we live in.” – The Criterion Collection We’re thrilled (and perhaps a tad nervous) to bring it to Brooklyn for a special midnight engagement. WARNING: Contains scenes of graphic physical and sexual violence including rape and torture. Please be advised.
Dir. Pier Paolo Pasolini. 145 min. 1975.
Stick around after the film! Redeem your ticket at the bar for $2 off any drink.