The Clash of '68

3/27/08 to 4/23/08

Dedicated to the memory of May '68 and its surrounding history, this series evokes an expansive sense of global unrest in films by Godard, Oshima, Pontecorvo, Costa-Gavras, and many others.

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  • Z, April 19

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Past Films

  • Society of the Spectacle

    • Wednesday, April 23 7:30 pm

    Introduced by Ken Knabb. Guy Debord's film of his book-a provocative example of the subversive Situationist tactic détournement.

  • La Commune (Paris, 1871)

    • Sunday, April 20 1:00 pm

    Special Admission: $12. Peter Watkins's “revolutionary” film beautifully and daringly reenacts the Paris Commune, making it very much about today. Part 1: 1–4 p.m.; Part 2: 5–8 p.m.

  • Queimada!

    • Saturday, April 19 6:00 pm

    Known here as Burn!, Gillo Pontecorvo's gutsy follow-up to Battle of Algiers stars Marlon Brando as an agent provocateur. Shown in an uncut version.

  • Z

    • Saturday, April 19 8:45 pm

    Yves Montand and Irene Papas in a true classic of political suspense, made by exiles including Greek director Costa-Gavras.

  • The Revolutionary

    • Friday, April 18 9:00 pm

    With the excellent John Voight, Paul Williams's film set in 1970 London is “a masterful piece of social observation.”-Time Out.

  • 1973

    • Thursday, April 10 6:30 pm

    Stylish documentary from Mexico looks at the disillusionment of 1968 in the next generation's youth. With Comunicados.

  • The Man Who Left His Will on Film

    • Thursday, April 10 9:00 pm

    “Oshima demands of his Japanese audience that it confront what has befallen the restless youths of the New Left.”-Joan Mellen.

  • The Battle of Algiers

    • Saturday, April 5 6:30 pm

    “Because of its perfect fusion of form and content, one of the most strikingly successful subversive films ever made.”-Amos Vogel.

  • La Chinoise

    • Friday, April 4 9:15 pm

    A new print of Jean-Luc Godard's 1967 Pop-agitprop, prophetic portrait of revolutionary youth.

  • A Grin Without a Cat

    • Wednesday, April 2 7:00 pm

    Introduced by Larry Bensky. In analyzing history, “Chris Marker has a genius for poetic aphorism and the documentary equivalent of the bon mot.”-Village Voice.

  • Jonah Who Will Be 25 in the Year 2000

    • Saturday, March 29 6:30 pm

    Alain Tanner and John Berger's beloved, marginal, funny characters live out May '68 ideals in 1976.

  • Before the Revolution

    • Thursday, March 27 8:30 PM

    Bernardo Bertolucci's early masterpiece has “the lyricism and narcissism . . . of the intelligent young.”-Pauline Kael.