Director Pier Paolo Pasolini’s film is an absorbing view from the gutter that forever changed the definition of Italian neorealism. The film stays on the heels of the hustler Accattone as he preys on one young woman after another. Franco Citti, one of the many non-professional actors discovered by Pasolini, hauntingly embodies the lead role, abetting Pasolini’s creation of a somber and unforgettable tone poem—which was later fittingly saluted by Morrissey in his song “You Have Killed Me.” The crystalline cinematography is by Tonino Delli Colli who went on to shoot The Good, the Bad and the Ugly and Once Upon a Time in the West before returning to work with Pasolini on Canterbury Tales and Salo.
Bing Theater | FAQs
$10 for the general public, $7 for LACMA members, seniors (62+) and students with valid ID. Tickets available Thursday, September 22 at 9 am | Call 323 857-6010 or purchase online.
$5 for Film Independent, LACMA Film Club, and New York Times Film Club Members | Pre-sale tickets available Thursday, September 15 at 5 pm | Call 323 857-6010 or purchase online | Members of these groups will be required to show proof of membership when retrieving their tickets the day of the event.
Screening in conjunction with the series Days of Glory: Masterworks of Italian Neo-Realism (October 15–November 16), presented by the UCLA Film & Television Archive and the Istituto Italiano di Cultura in Los Angeles. Visit the Archive’s website for more information: http://cinema.ucla.edu.