Thursday, January 10, 2013

Duck, You Sucker! (1971)

WHO: Sergio Leone.

WHAT: A totally cinematic, but structurally and politically problematic work from the Italian director. In other words, perhaps Leone's most representative and least-easily-digested film. Now what recent film does that remind me of?

WHERE/WHEN: Screens tonight at 7PM, opening the season and the year of screenings at the Pacific Film Archive in Berkeley.

WHY: Aside from the connections between the current release I alluded to above and the whole Italian Westerns series this screening launches, it's always nice to get back to the PFA soon after it re-opens after a school break. If spaghetti isn't your favorite cinematic cuisine, there's a full menu of other appealing series coming there soon: large, long retrospectives devoted to Alfred Hitchcock and Werner Schroeter, the African Film Festival, a splendid silent film series, and much more.

HOW: 35mm print.

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