1969, color, sound, 110 minutes
A film by Pier Paolo Pasolini
In this interpretive take on the Euripides play, Pasolini imagines the ancient world in psychedelic, visceral splendor as a place where myths and rituals are lived as real experiences. Medea, played by Maria Callas, is portrayed as a powerful sorceress who becomes an agent of chaos when she is transplanted to Jason’s ordered, patriarchal civilization.
Thomas Beard of Light Industry will introduce the film.