The Hawks and The Sparrows

Saturday, April 15 11:30am;

Monday, April 17 7pm.

The odd film out in Pier Paolo Pasolini’s filmography is odd, indeed—in a charming way. After the opening credits are sung, a strolling father and his grown son (Chaplinesque Italian comedian Totò and Ninetto Davoli, respectively) encounter a talking crow, travel back in time to the Middle Ages, and return to the present for continued allegorical adventures with a leftist slant. It’s a shame Pasolini didn’t make more straight comedies if this is how they turn out.

1966 Pier Paolo Pasolini 1.85:1 B&W DCP 91 min. In Italian with subtitles.