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The Decameron

Director: Pier Paolo Pasolini Run Time: 112 min. Format: 35mm Rating: R Release Year: 1971 Language: Italian with English Subtitles

Starring: Franco Citti, Ninetto Davoli, Pier Paolo Pasolini

Open display of sexuality and healthy display of power are at play in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s adaptation of Giovanni Boccaccio’s novel, THE DECAMERON.

A 35mm presentation.

Each audience member will receive a special gift courtesy of Babeland! Also featuring an cocktail with Gruppo CampariFrangelico Frizzante (Frangelico, Club Soda, Fresh Lime)

Pier Paolo Pasolini weaves together a handful of Giovanni Boccaccio’s fourteenth-century moral tales in this picturesque free-for-all. The Decameron explores the delectations and dark corners of an earlier and, as the filmmaker saw it, less compromised time. Among the chief delights are a young man’s exploits with a gang of grave robbers, a flock of randy nuns who sin with a strapping gardener, and Pasolini’s appearance as a pupil of the painter Giotto, at work on a massive fresco. One of the director’s most popular films, The Decameron, trans­posed to Naples from Boccaccio’s Florence, is a cutting takedown of the pieties surrounding religion and sex. – Criterion.

Part of the 2017 Nitehawk Naughties BODY POLITICS program in partnership with Babeland.