One of the most controversial and censored films ever made, “Salò, or the 120 Days of Sodom” is director Pier Paolo Pasolini’s searing critique of consumerism. The film actually premiered shortly after Pasolini was brutally murdered, and the mystery of his violent end and the depravity portrayed in this film seem to go hand in hand. The film is a pretty gross onslaught of unsettling images as the rich abuse their slaves for merriment.
It’s supposed to be a little bit funny, actually. You’ll never look at poop the same.
Also screening is Pasolini’s satirical “Pigsty,” released in 1969, which features fascism, cannibalism and rolling around in a pigsty.
Tickets: $8 for American Cinematheque members; $12 for general public / More Information