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Love Meetings, Notes for an African Oresteia

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Love Meetings

Love Meetings

Love Meetings

Love Meetings

Notes for an African Oresteia

Notes for an African Oresteia

Image courtesy of Luce Cinecittà

Love Meetings
Notes for an African Oresteia

(Pier Paolo Pasolini, 1963–64, 1970)

Tue, Feb 25, 2014 7 PM

In the documentary Love Meetings, Pasolini interviews subjects from across social strata about sex, touching on sex education, homosexuality, and prostitution and calling attention to the prevalent ignorance and conservatism about the topic. (90 mins., 35mm) Beginning at 8:40 PM, Notes for an African Oresteia follows Pasolini as he location scouts in Africa for a never-made adaptation of the Greek tragedies. Back at the University of Rome, a group of African students point out his misunderstanding of the African continent’s contemporary complexity. (73 mins., 35mm)