Jonathan Demme's Rarely Seen Cinema

Join host Jonathan Demme for a wild ride through the cinematic past.

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"What I would prefer for people to discover is something that is in all my films, a certain kind of tenderness for man, an affection which grows from the fragility of the human condition. But we must have soup. Soup over all." (Gillo Pontecorvo)

"An unusually successful attempt to mate good drama with political analysis." (Dave Kehr, Chicago Reader)

Sir William Walker (Marlon Brando), sent to Portugal to organize a slave uprising on behalf of the Crown, befriends a black dockworker and plants revolutionary ideas in his head. 

Q&A w/ Academy Award winner and series host Jonathan Demme 

Gillo Pontecorvo. 1969. 132 m. R. France/Italy, Italian/Portuguese with subtitles. Park Circus.

Gillo Pontecorvo interview

Sun. June 1  4:00 PM