Series: Bodies, Shadows, and Stories: Cinema After Caravaggio
In conjunction with Caravaggio and His Legacy, LACMA is screening five features that show how the painter’s groundbreaking style resonates with filmmakers such as Martin Scorsese, Pedro Costa, Pier Paolo Pasolini, and Derek Jarman. Though the films in this series span thirty years and dissimilar filmmaking cultures, from the Italy of il miracolo economico to Thatcherist England, they firstly all share an aesthetic affinity for Caravaggio’s chiaroscuro shadings. These films also expand on the concentrated theatricality of Caravaggio’s compositions and explore the elegance and disquieting precision of long take mise-en-scène. And, lastly, these films bring the dispossessed and the marginal to the foreground, out of the shadows and into sharp focus.
Offsite Screening: Caravaggio
Tuesday, January 29 | 6:30 pm
The Italian Cultural Institute of Los Angeles will screen the 2007 feature film Caravaggio, directed by Angelo Longoni and shot by Vitorio Storaro. Click on the title above for more information.
Special support provided by the Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences.
Series presented with the support of the Italian Cultural Institute, Los Angeles.