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  • Saturday, February 18

    8 PM (127 mins)
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Sympathy for the Devil

(One Plus One)

Digital Restoration

A snapshot of a far-off, lost world where rock music is still a redemptive and revolutionary force.

Andrew Hussey, The Guardian
featuring

The Rolling Stones, Anne Wiazemsky, Ian Quarrier, Frank Dymon,

The evolution of the recording sessions for the Rolling Stones song “Sympathy for the Devil” provides the connective tissue of Godard’s filmic essay on creation, destruction, and revolution. Interspersed with a series of ideological set pieces, including a pastoral press conference with Eve Democracy (Anne Wiazemsky), Black Panthers reading from Eldridge Cleaver and Amiri Baraka in an auto-wrecking depot, and a porn shop proprietor reciting Mein Kampf, the hit tune comes together as Godard takes everything else apart.

FILM DETAILS 
Screenwriter
  • Jean-Luc Godard
Cinematographer
  • Tony Richmond
Print Info
  • Color
  • DCP
  • 111 mins
Source
  • ABKCO Films
Preceded By

Rat Life and Diet in North America

Joyce Wieland, Canada, United States, 1968

Joyce Wieland’s astute and humorous fable of political oppression, escape and the search for a better life.

FILM DETAILS 
Print Info
  • Color
  • 16mm
  • 16 mins
source
  • Canadian Film-makers' Distribution Centre