Accattone in Jazz – A Homage to Pier Paolo Pasolini

December 4th, 2007 – 9 pm
Walter Reade Theater at Lincoln Center
165 West 65th Street, between Broadway and Amsterdam Plaza Level, NYC

A one-of-a-kind concert/reading based on Accattone’s screenplay

Valerio Mastandrea (voice)
Roberto Gatto (drums)
Danilo Rea (piano)

Pier Paolo Pasolini’s celebrated screenplay for Accattone is revisited by Italian movie star Valerio Mastandrea, as he weaves a unique interplay of words and music together with Italian jazz legends and longtime collaborators Roberto Gatto and Danilo Rea. The performance is In Italian (actually, in Roman) with English subtitles.

Accattone in Jazz has been presented in collaboration with The Film Society of Lincoln Center and the Italian Cultural Institute of NY. The performance marked the closing night of the series Pier Paolo Pasolini Poet of Ashes organized in New York by the Italian Cultural Institute of New York and The Fondazione Aida.

Accattone in Jazz has been realized with the support of the Assessorato alle Politiche Culturali del Comune di Roma and The Italian Cultural Institute in New York, and it has been endorsed by Silversalt pr – international film publicity.