Tag Archives: Pier Paolo Pasolini

GLENN LIGON AND HAMZA WALKER IN CONVERSATION

Join Glenn Ligon and Hamza Walker for a conversation at Regen Projects, where Ligon’s show UNTITLED (AMERICA)/DEBRIS FIELD/SYNECDOCHE/NOTES FOR A POEM ON THE THIRD WORLD will be up through Sunday.

The exhibition includes the large neon Notes for a Poem on the Third World, which is based on a tracing of the artist’s hands, and the first in a series of works inspired by an unrealized film project by Pier Paolo Pasolini.

GLENN LIGON AND HAMZA WALKER IN CONVERSATION

Wednesday, February 13, at 7 pm.

GLENN LIGON—UNTITLED (AMERICA)/DEBRIS FIELD/SYNECDOCHE/NOTES FOR A POEM ON THE THIRD WORLD

Through February 17.

Regen Projects

6750 Santa Monica Boulevard, Los Angeles.

From top: Glenn Ligon, photograph courtesy the artist; Glenn LigonNotes for a Poem on the Third World (chapter one), 2018, neon and paint; Glenn Ligon, Debris Field (Red) #3, 2018, etching ink and acrylic on canvas; Hamza Walker, courtesy the Renaissance Society, Chicago; Glenn LigonSynecdoche (For Byron Kim), 2018, neon. Artwork images courtesy the artist and Regen Projects.

MARIA BY CALLAS — LA FILM FESTIVAL

Centered around an extensive, long-forgotten 1970 interview with David Frost and dramatized by the voice of Fanny Ardant, the upcoming documentary MARIA BY CALLAS—directed by Tom Volf—takes a subjective look at the twentieth-century singer and personality nonpareil, with a focus on rare performance footage and recordings that capture her work onstage and in front of the camera of Pier Paolo Pasolini.

The opening weekend of the 2018 LA Film Festival will feature a special screening of the film in Hollywood.

MARIA BY CALLAS

Friday, September 21, at 7:30 pm.

Arclight Hollywood

6360 Sunset Boulevard, Los Angeles.

Top:  Luchino Visconti and Maria Callas at La Scala.

Above: David Frost and Callas in 1970.

Below: Callas and Pier Paolo Pasolini in 1969, after shooting Medea.

Image credit all images: © Fonds de Dotation Maria Callas.

TOBY AND DAN TALBOT

Lincoln Plaza Cinemas is gone, and a co-founder of this legendary venue—Dan Talbot—died this past December. Last weekend, Michael Moore gave a heated eulogy at Talbot’s memorial service.

Eight years ago, Toby Talbot—author, professor of Spanish literature, translator, and (with Dan) proprietor and programmer of several cinemas on the Upper West Side, including the New Yorker Theater—published a memoir about independent cinema, its distribution, and the life of the cinephile in Manhattan and around the world:

Moravia invited us for Easter Sunday lunch. We headed over with Bertolucci and Paola. Already present and sipping wine were Pasolini, Marco Ferreri and his wife, and we were joined by the writer Dacia Maraini… Pasolini sat to my right. How I wish that my Italian exceeded ‘Dov’e?’ and ‘antipasto misti’ so that I could read his poetry and novels in the original… That Easter repast was not given to religiosity but to the buzz of ideas and cinema. I remember the vast Sicilian Easter tart; if only I could remember what we talked about!”

 

Toby Talbot, THE NEW YORKER THEATER, AND OTHER SCENES FROM A LIFE AT THE MOVIES (New York: Columbia University Press, 2009).

Above image credit: Columbia University Press.

Below: The New Yorker Theater marquee. Photo courtesy of Photofest.