Salome & Wilde Salome + Q&A Via Satellite With Al Pacino
Double feature 'Salome & Wilde Salome', begins with a reworking of the classic Oscar Wilde play 'Salome' by Al Pacino. This is followed by Wilde Salome, an experimental documentary that journeys into the mind of a film icon, and his fascination for a piece of literature that transcends time.
The production will be followed by a live Q&A with Al Pacino.
The story of a princess who lived in the time of Jesus, Salome (Jessica Chastain), is in love with prophet John the Baptist whom her step father King Herod (Al Pacino) has imprisoned in a well for heresy. But her love is spurned and after the king drunkenly promises the princess anything she wants in exchange for an erotically charged dance Salome puts Herod in a terrible position by demanding the head of john the Baptist.
Referred to by actor/director Al Pacino as his most personal project ever, the unconventional feature documentary Wilde Salome invites audiences into Pacino's private world, as he explores the complexities of Oscar Wilde's acclaimed play Salome, Wilde himself and the birth of a rising star, in actress Jessica Chastain.
The film offers an unprecedented behind the scenes look at Pacino's odyssey. Pacino's raw exploration in Wilde Salome is one of obsession, determination, commitment and above all, passion. Wilde Salome is unlike any other documentary, a profound vision that explores religion, literature, politics, violence and sexuality from one of the world's greatest artists''writer, Oscar Wilde.