Saturday, October 9, 2010

BFS@1Shanthi: Film Screenings and lectures: Italian Films

Bangalore Film Society @ 1 Shanthiroad


Lectures and Film screenings

Italian Films

@1Shanthiroad Studio/Gallery

Saturday 9th Oct 2010, 6pm

6pm - 6.30pm: introduction by Roberto Cavallini

6-30pm - 8pm: screening of Pier Paolo Pasolini's 'Hawks and Sparrows' (1966).

8pm - 8.30: final comments and discussion

Synopsis THE HAWKS AND THE SPARROWS, a wild comic fable, stars the beloved stone faced clown Toto as an Italian everyman, and Ninetto Davoli as his good natured but empty headed son. Pasolini uses a comic crow, which philosophizes amusingly and pointedly about the passing scene, as a counterpoint to the performers, representing humanity, as they progress down the road of life. Pasolini presents a tragic fable which shows two delightful innocents caught, like many Italians, between the Church and Marxism.

Roberto Cavalli is an Italian, London-based scholar, writer and cultural organizer. After a Master in Contemporary art theory at the Humanities Dept. of Cà Foscari, University of Venice, since 2005 Roberto has been a PhD candidate in Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, University of London, under the supervision of Dr Jean-Paul Martinon. His research interests include the works of Jacques Derrida, Georges Bataille, Maurice Blanchot and the films and poetry of Pier Paolo Pasolini. He has held teaching positions in the Dept. of Visual Cultures at Goldsmiths, in the Dept. of Humanities at The City and Guilds London Art School and he worked for three years as docent for the Peggy Guggenheim Collection, Venice.

Roberto is also the coordinator of InC, a research group in continental philosophy, based at the Graduate School, Goldsmiths. In 2005 he founded BiS with Daniele Rugo, an artistic group for research and visual practice; since then he has curated and authored several projects around issues of migration, social patterns and communities. Some of his projects have taken place in Venice (A+A Gallery), Bologna (Errars), Castello (Spain, Waste Art Biennial), Damascus, New York (The Rider Project), Istanbul (The Apartment Project) and Tangiers. He curated a two-years project about migration titled ‘Leaving room’, a touring exhibition that in March 2009 took place at the Cinemateque de Tanger (Morocco), funded by Roberto Cimetta Foundation and Graduate School, Goldsmiths.

He is also founder, editor-in-chief and author of ‘Eclisse’, books series on cinema and film-making, for ‘Abeditore’, a publishing house based in Milan, Italy.

He is member of Reloading Images network and Executive Producer for Reloading Images India project 2010.

1.Shanthi Road Studio/Gallery

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