Tony Matelli: Artist's Picks Film Series
Dillinger is Dead (1969)
To coincide with his exhibition New Gravity, artist Tony Matelli has selected four of his favorite films for a series of screenings. We invite you to join us for this selection:
Dillinger Is Dead
(1969, Dir. Marco Ferreri) | April 30 | 6:00 p.m. | Collins Cinema
The story is a darkly satiric blend of fantasy and reality. It follows a bored, alienated man over the course of one night in his home. The title comes from a newspaper headline featured in the film which proclaims the death of the real life American gangster John Dillinger. The film proved controversial on its initial release for its subject matter and violence but is now generally regarded as Ferreri's masterpiece.
Following the film, Cinema and Media Studies faculty will discuss the artist’s selection — and the intriguing notes he has provided on his choice. Matelli will also join the discussion for this film.
“The girlfriend is a bore. Every day is like the last. My general privilege has me sleepwalking toward a shallower and shallower horizon. I could really use a clean break.”
— Tony Matelli
Co-Sponsored by the Cinema and Media Studies Department.