MARX @ 200: THE MARXIST MOVIE SERIES PRESENTS:
THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW – Gay Italian Communist Party member Pier Paolo Pasolini’s 1964 movie uses a “you are there” documentary style to depict a liberation theology Jesus of Nazareth. Nominated for three Oscars and winner of the Venice Film Festival’s Special Jury Prize and OCIC Award plus nommed for the Golden Lion, this Marxist vision of Christ is the perfect picture for celebrating Christmas!
As this is the final screening in the Marxist Movie Series a vote for “Best Marxist Movie” we’ve screened since May will take place after “Gospel.”
Feel free to bring a favorite dish and/or drink for a holiday POT LUCK.
WHAT: Screening of THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO ST. MATTHEW; 2 hours and 22 minutes. Film historian/critic Ed Rampell intros the film, followed by Q&A.
WHEN: Doors open 7:00 p.m., program starts by 7:30 p.m., on Thursday, Dec. 27.
WHERE: The L.A. Workers Center, 1251 S. St. Andrews Place, L.A., CA 90019 (near the intersection of Pico and Western, just north off of Pico). Donations requested.
Marx @ 200: The Marxist Movie Series commemorates the bi-centennial of Karl Marx’s birth by screening films by and/or about Marxists. For schedule see: https://www.gofundme.com/marx-200-the-marxist-movie-serie. For info contact: 200MarxMMS@gmail.com.