Ireland: Movie Club at Gardiner Street

This initiative comes from HIB - Ireland
#StayHomeMovieClub Pasolini’s Gospel According to Matthew Seminar using ZOOM Video-conferencing with Fr. Jake Martin SJ Wednesday 20.00 (IST)

# STAYHOMEMOVIECLUB at Gardiner Street

Bored at home with no possibility to go out? What better than having a two-part Movie night for Holy Week?

Watch the movie online (click on the link below) before joining us on Wednesday 8th April at 8pm for an online seminar with Fr. Jake Martin SJ, a doctoral student of film at Trinity College Dublin.

The seminar will be Wednesday 8th April 2020 at 8pm.

To reserve your spot in the seminar with Fr. Jake, write an email to: [email protected]

You might need to install an application called Zoom to participate in the seminar.

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Pasolini’s ‘The Gospel according to St Matthew’ (1964) is a long way away from the literal interpretations we’ve become accustomed to from the Cecil B DeMille school. Everything is simplicity itself: the primitive backdrop, the sparsely sketched-in scenes, the minimal dialogue (practically all lifted from the biblical text itself). Pasolini’s aim was to extract the ancient essence from the Jesus story; he does this not by exact recreation, but by inspecting faces, evoking Renaissance and medieval iconography, and mixing Bach, Mozart, spirituals and African masses on the soundtrack. If ever a film told a beautiful, brutal truth, this is it. (from a review by Andrew Pulver on The Guardian)

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