Sold out! Premiere double feature followed by an hour-long conversation with Al Pacino!
Banned from public performance in the UK for 40 years, Oscar Wilde’s wildly controversial 1891 one-act play Salomé has been a long-standing obsession for Al Pacino. After holding a reading in 2003, Pacino brought the play to the stage in 2006 (with a cast including then-newcomer Jessica Chastain in the title role and Pacino himself as King Herod) and shot for this electrifying film version. Wilde Salomé, in the tradition of Pacino’s Looking for Richard, goes behind the scenes and explores the actor/director’s ongoing fascination with the play and its author. Together, these two films—screening here in their first-ever NYC engagements—create a fascinating diptych and provide a window into the artistic mind and process of one of our greatest performers.