october, 2020

16oct(oct 16)12:00 am30(oct 30)12:00 amPoetic Journey: The Mouth of the Wolf12:00 am - 12:00 am (30) Epsilon Spires

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Pietro Marcello’s hauntingly beautiful debut interweaves two love stories: A man newly released from prison makes his way through the city of Genoa to be reunited with his soulmate, a trans woman he met while incarcerated, and a poetic reverie of the Italian port town, depicted in all its mysterious, fading glory.
Winner of major prizes at the Berlin and Turin film festivals, It’s depiction of queer romance earned the Teddy Award for Best LGBTQ Documentary-Hybrid.

Commissioned by the Fondazione San Marcellino, a Jesuit order dedicated to helping the poor and marginalized, THE MOUTH OF THE WOLF weaves the couple’s history into a city symphony, scored to bursts of opera, that combines present-day images with stock footage and home movies, some nearly a century old. An archaeology of memory, its shape shifting speaks to the possibilities of narrative, the various ways that a lived reality, or an emotional truth, can be represented.

“Jean Genet meets Pedro Costa. A love story with stylistic ingenuity and masterful emotional restraint.” — Slant Magazine

“Critic’s Pick! Impressionistic, extravagantly poetic. The Mouth Of The Wolf will haunt you.” — The New York Times


16 (Friday) 12:00 am - 30 (Friday) 12:00 am


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