The Religious Imagination: Four Short Films | Chicago Reader

The Religious Imagination: Four Short Films

This program inaugurates a weekly film-and-lecture series by Jeffrey Skolar, associate professor at the School of the Art Institute, to last through mid-December. The first three works are classic 16-millimeter experimental shorts: Bruce Baillie's All My Life (1966), Bruce Conner's Valse Triste (1979), and Will Hindle's Watersmith (1968). The fourth, La ricotta, is one of Pier Paolo Pasolini's greatest films but also one of his least known. Shot in 35-millimeter for the anthology feature RoGoPaG (1963), it's a hilarious, irreverent satire about a big-budget film shoot depicting the Crucifixion, with Orson Welles (dubbed into Italian) as the director.

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