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Jameson Cult Film Club, Liverpool & Sheffield
Twenty years before he had the budget to film men shooting each other on horses, Quentin Tarantino had to resort to filming men shooting each other in warehouses. But while Django Unchained has been praised as a bracing return to form, these special "immersive" screenings celebrate the movie that established Tarantino's form in the first place: Reservoir Dogs. By "immersive", they mean screening the movie in a warehouse setting, decked out like an extension of the movie, with characters (watch out for the psychotic Mr Blonde), themed catering and even recreations of the movie's more memorable moments (bring spare ears). It's all free as well, though you'll have to register quickly.
Camp & Furnace, Liverpool, Wed; Gibb Street Warehouse, Birmingham, Thu
Between The Lines, London
This promises to be a ground-breaking festival »
- Steve Rose
Champion of the disinherited of postwar Italy, Pier Paolo Pasolini's masterworks reveal an obsession with martyrdom that foreshadowed his own wretched death
At the end of Mamma Roma (1962), Pier Paolo Pasolini's great film, the hero lies dying on a prison bed like the dead Christ of Mantegna or a barefoot saint by Caravaggio. Much has been made of the Renaissance and baroque iconography in Pasolini's cinema. The implied blasphemy of Caravaggio's grubby, low-life Christs excited the iconoclast in the Italian film-maker, whose wretched death was somehow foreshadowed in his own work. On the morning of 2 November 1975, in a shanty town outside Rome, Pasolini was found beaten beyond recognition and run over by his Alfa Romeo. A woman had noticed something in front of her house. "See how those bastards come and dump their rubbish here," she complained.
The scene of the murder, Idroscalo, recalls a setting for a »
- Ian Thomson
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