Recent Ferrara

Recent Ferrara

After years of increasing infamy and films going without US distribution, Abel Ferrara, working from Rome, has experienced a comeback over the last decade that’s encompassed a MoMA retrospective and some of his finest filmmaking, including the three film portraits found here. Pasolini provocatively interweaves the life, death, and art of the titular renegade Italian polymath; Tommaso is a semi-autobiographical drama about an exiled artist struggling with sobriety and domesticity; The Projectionist a fond look at another outsider, independent New York cinema operator Nicolas Nicolau.

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Recent Ferrara
  • Tommaso

    Directed by Abel Ferrara | 115 mins | 2019
    A warts-and-all semi-self-portrait of an ex-alcoholic artist in exile, Tommaso stars Willem Dafoe in the title role as an American acting coach living in Rome, dividing his time between teaching classes, attending AA meetings, and getting into increasing...

  • The Projectionist

    Directed by Abel Ferrara | 81 mins | 2019
    Ferrara’s fond, often funny portrait of Nicolas “Nick” Nicolaou, a Cypriot immigrant who got his start in movie houses working in the Times Square porno theaters in the 1970s and has held on into the 21st century as an independent exhibitor in spite of ov...

  • Pasolini

    Directed by Abel Ferrara | 87 mins | 2014
    The quotidian Roman life and the imaginary worlds of Pier Paolo Pasolini intermingle in Ferrara’s retelling of the final days in the life of the 50-year-old filmmaker, writer, and public intellectual in a lovely, haunting bricolage that includes text from...