PASOLINI DEATH DAY~ TEA SALON
SUNDAY~ NOVEMBER 2ND
~ 5PM TILL 7PM
TEA & SWEETIES WILL BE SERVED
view fetish art
sip tea in the antebellum tea garden
chat with friends & art patrons
learn more about pasolini
relax and take a load off your sling~backs
Pier Paolo Pasolini
5 March 1922 – 2 November 1975)
was an Italian film director, poet, writer and intellectual.
Pasolini distinguished himself as a poet, journalist, philosopher, linguist, novelist, playwright, filmmaker, newspaper and magazine columnist, actor, painter and political figure.
He demonstrated a unique and extraordinary cultural versatility, becoming a highly controversial figure in the process.
November 2nd, 1975 on the beach at Ostia, near Rome, Pasolini was murdered by being run over several times with his own car.
Giuseppe Pelosi, a seventeen-year-old male prostitute, was arrested and confessed to murdering Pasolini. Twenty-nine years later, on 7 May 2005, he retracted his confession, which he said was made under the threat of violence to his family. He claimed that three people "with a southern accent" had committed the murder, insulting Pasolini as a "dirty communist".
Other evidence uncovered in 2005 pointed to Pasolini having been murdered by an extortionist. Testimony by Pasolini's friend Sergio Citti indicated that some of the rolls of film from Salò had been stolen, and that Pasolini had been going to meet with the thieves after a visit to Stockholm, 2 November 1975. Despite the Roman police's reopening of the murder case following Pelosi's statement of May 2005, the judges charged with investigating it determined the new elements insufficient for them to continue the inquiry.
Pasolini was buried in Casarsa, in his beloved Friuli.
While his work remains controversial to this day, in the years since his death Pasolini has come to be valued by many as a visionary thinker and a major figure in Italian literature and art.
Rick Castro says~ "Pasolini's last film~ Salo: 120 days of Sodom ~ is the best film ever made."