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Binghamton University Harpur Cinema Presents: Teorema
November 10 @ 7:30 pm - 9:30 pm$4
Harpur Cinema Presents: Teorema
Pier Paoloa Pasolini, Italy 1968, 98 min
Friday, November 10, and Sunday, November 12: Lecture Hall 6, 7:30 p.m. Doors open at 7:00 p.m. $4 Single Admission.
One of the iconoclastic Pier Paolo Pasolini’s most radical provocations finds the auteur moving beyond the poetic, proletarian earthiness that first won him renown and notoriety with a coolly cryptic exploration of bourgeois spiritual emptiness. Terence Stamp stars as the mysterious stranger—perhaps an angel, perhaps a devil—who, one by one, seduces the members of a wealthy Milanese family (including European cinema icons Silvana Mangano, Massimo Girotti, Laura Betti, and Anne Wiazemsky), precipitating an existential crisis in each of their lives. Unfolding nearly wordlessly in a procession of sacred and profane images, this tantalizing metaphysical riddle—blocked from exhibition by the Catholic Church for degeneracy—is at once a blistering Marxist treatise on sex, religion, and art and a primal scream into the void.