Lo schermo dell’arte Film Festival is present at
Organized by the Centro Teatro Ateneo della Sapienza University of Rome,
curated by Valentina Valentini and Antonella Ottai,
in collaboration with Milo Adami and Walter Paradiso.
March 4 – May 13 2013
Centro Teatro Ateneo della Sapienza Università di Roma
Aula Levi, Via dei Volsci 122
From 8.30 pm
Monday March 25
The Ashes of Pasolini
by Alfredo Jaar, 2009, 38’ – Language: Italian; subtitle: English
This work is an homage to Pier Paolo Pasolini, the artist and intellectual who wrote the celebrated poem Gramsci’s Ashes. Alfredo Jaar (Santiago del Cile, 1956) explores Pasolini’s critical and poetic research on the subject of awareness. Pasolini’s words, taken from various interviews and documentaries, appear extraordinarily prophetic for the social and political reality of contemporary Italy. This work was previewed at the 2009 Venice Biennale as part of the exhibition The Fear Society – Pabellón de la Urgencia at the Arsenale Novissimo.
marxism today (prologue)
by Phil Collins 2010, 35’ – Language: German, English; subtitles: English
Produced for the Berlin Biennale 2010, the film narrates the stories of three former teachers of Marxist-Leninist philosophy shortly after the fall of the Berlin wall and German Reunification. Monologues by the three protagonists are interspersed with archival TV footage and are accompanied by an evocative soundtrack by Nick Powell and Laetizia Sadier of the group Stereolab.
A conversation with Silvia Lucchesi will follow