Sunday, September 22, 2013

The Gospel According To St. Matthew (1964)

WHO: Pier Paolo Pasolini wrote and directed this.

WHAT: Michael Guillén has created a detailed critical overview devoted to this film, certainly the Pasolini film I'm most remiss in not having viewed yet.

WHERE/WHEN: 5PM today only at the Pacific Film Archive.

WHY; With Teorema the most famous film in the PFA's full 35mm Pasolini retrospective, that did not screen last weekend in San Francisco

HOW: New 35mm print.


  1. Brian: Looking forward to hearing what you think (You'll even get to listen to some of Prokofiev from Nevsky) This had a big impact on my generation especially the younger ones looking for a less stodgy, stiff depiction of Christ than those we'd been exposed to in say Ben Hur or the versions of King Of Kings, when it was released in the U.S. in 1966.

  2. It had a big impact on me last month too. I expect to say more soon enough; the likelihood that it makes my ten-best list for 2013 repertory is very high.