Arabian Nights

Pasolini’s Arabian Nights

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Pasolini’s Arabian Nights
February 14, 2020 6:30 PM
February 14, 2020 9:30 PM
$10 suggested donation to benefit the Bureau. No one turned away for lack of funds.
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
January 31, 2020
Bureau of General Services—Queer Division
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Arabian Nights

On Friday, February 14th, please join us for a viewing of Arabian Nights (Il fiore delle mille e una notte), (1974), directed by Pier Paolo Pasolini.
Please arrive at 6:30 pm at the Bureau for pre-screening socializing, buying drinks, and finding a seat.
At 6:45 pm Ara H. Merjian, Professor of Italian, New York University, and author of the forthcoming Against the Avant-Garde: Pier Paolo Pasolini, Contemporary Art, and Neocapitalism (University of Chicago Press, April 2020), will introduce Arabian Nights.
At 7 pm sharp we will begin the screening.
The event is free, although a $10 suggested donation to support the Bureau is much appreciated!
Pasolini’s adaptation of One Thousand and One Nights, or Arabian Nights, tells the story of Nur ed Din and Zumurrud, two young lovers separated through error. Nur ed Din learns through stories within stories of love, betrayal, revenge and renewal to help guide him back to Zumurrud. Shot in Ethiopia, Eritrea, Yemen, Iran, India and Nepal, landscape beautifully expands each story. It is the third film of Pasolini’s “trilogy of life” series, which preceded his final film, Salò. Dreamlike and poetic, it opens one’s mind to life’s creative possibility and imaginative potential.
Running time: 2 hours 10 minutes
Subtitles: English