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“FREE” CINEMA ITALIANO: HAWKS and SPARROWS a Comedy By DIRECTOR PASOLINI @ NGA

FREE CINEMA ITALIANO “UCCELLACCI e Uccellini”
with master comedian TOTO’!!!


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The National Gallery of Art
Presents

HAWKS AND SPARROWS – UCCELLACCI e Uccellini
A Comedy with famous Master Comedian: TOTO’
A film by director Pierpaolo PASOLINI
SUNDAY, DECEMBER 16, 2012 @ 4:30 PM
The NATIONAL GALLERY OF ART
EAST Building - AUDITORIUM

4th & Constitution Ave. NW | Washington DC 20565
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*** FREE ADMISSION - 1st COME/1st SEATED ***

IL FILM: HAWKS AND SPARROWS - UCCELLACCI e uccellini
(1966, 35 mm, Italian with English subtitles, 86 minutes).




Pasolini's alleged favorite among his works is this madcap fable featuring the incomparable "prince of laughter" Totò, young comic actor Ninetto Davoli, and an officious talking crow who recites a tale of two friars (also Totò and Ninetto) asked by Saint Francis to preach a doctrine of love to the overbearing hawks and lowly sparrows of the field. The three travelers ramble around the countryside, seeing only a defiled and dreary landscape, abused by the greed of industrial society. Ennio Morricone's score features the great singer-songwriter Domenico Modugno (Volare) vocalizing the opening credits in a teasingly self-mocking style. Print courtesy: Harvard Film Archive.

ABOUT Pier Paolo PASOLINI



Film director /screenwriter Pier Paolo PASOLINI (1922–1975)
A poet, philosopher, painter, intellectual, novelist, populist, Communist, Christian…

Pier Paolo PASOLINI was born in Bologna, traditionally one of the most leftist of Italian cities and became a believer in communism. He was the son of a lieutenant of the Italian Army, Carlo Alberto, who had become famous for saving Benito Mussolini's life during Anteo Zamboni's assassination attempt. Pasolini began writing poems at the age of seven, inspired by the natural beauty of Casarsa near Bologna where he went to live. He attended the University of Bologna discovering new themes such as philology and aesthetics of figurative arts. After moving to Rome in 1957, he collaborated on Federico Fellini's film Le notti di Cabiria, writing dialogue for the Roman dialect parts. In 1960, he made his debut as an actor in Il gobbo (The hunchback) and in 1961 made his first film as director and screenwriter with Accattone set in Rome's marginal quarters which aroused controversy and scandal, just like many other of his movies that followed.

A radical poet, philosopher, painter, intellectual, novelist, Christian, Communist, pornographer, populist, artist, and filmmaker - would have been 90 years old this year. Controversial during his lifetime for his dissident views on Italian politics and contemporary culture, he is now recognized as a visionary, a creative thinker whose writings continue to influence European writers, politicians, and intellectuals.

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