Lo Schermo dell’arte Film Festival
at Expo Art Week di Chicago
Saturday, September 24th | 1:00pm
Gene Siskel Film Center, Chicago
by Luca Trevisani, 2016, 15’
Le ceneri di Pasolini
by Alfredo Jaar, 2009, 38′
EXPO ARTE WEEK has invited Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival that debut in the USA with a screening programme: world premiere Sudan (2016) by Luca Trevisani and The Ashes of Pasolini (2009) by Alfredo Jaar.
The artist Luca Trevisani and Silvia Lucchesi, director of the Lo Schermo dell’Arte film festival, will be present for audience discussion.
The Ashes of Pasolini pays tribute to the poet-filmmaker in the totality of his engagement as a political activist and an artist. Artist, architect, and filmmaker Jaar brings a keen awareness of the leftist political philosophy that informed Pasolini’s work in this moving account of his life and death, inspired by Pasolini’s own poem, “The Ashes of Gramsci.”
Preceded by the world premiere of artist Luca Trevisani’s Sudan an intimate portrait of the last known Northern White Rhino, kept in captivity under armed guard in a Nairobi wildlife park. Trevisani organized efforts by a group of artists to document the endangered animal whose species has long been hunted for its horn, prized in some cultures for claimed curative and magical properties.
The screenings are presented in partnership with the Italian Cultural Institute.