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SCREENING: A Grin Without a Cat by Chris Marker

  • Embassy of France in the United States 4101 Reservoir Road Northwest Washington, DC, 20007 United States (map)
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TUESDAY, MAY 10 AT 7:00 PM

at La Maison Française - Embassy of France
4101 Reservoir Road, NW - Washington, DC

FREE ADMISSION

Parking available on Reservoir Road and across the street at Georgetown University Hospital's pay lot.

SECURITY RULES: A reservation on Eventbrite is mandatory, attendees must have a Government issued photo ID in order to enter the Embassy.

NO NEED TO PRINT YOUR TICKET, BUT NO ONE WILL BE ADMITTED WITHOUT RESERVATION AND PROPER ID

Name on reservation must match ID.

Due to strict security measures, please arrive on time, doors will be closed at 7 p.m. sharp. Please allow extra time for security screening.

A GRIN WITHOUT A CAT/LE FOND DE L'AIR EST ROUGE
By Chris Marker
1977 - France - 180 min

In French with English subtitles.

Beginning in 1967 and spanning a decade of political upheaval,this groundbreaking documentary darts at breakneck speed between revolutionary hot spots on four continents. It juxtaposes iconic leaders (Fidel, Che, Mao) with dimly remembered agitators (Daniel Cohen-Bendit, Douglas Bravo) and rank-and-file radicals, while developing a cluster of over arching themes such as the dissolution of Europe’s Old Left, the relationship of institutionalized power to guerrilla warfare, and the lingering shadow of Stalinism. Neither embittered critique nor unalloyed celebration of Sixties utopian energies, the film lays out a complex and surprisingly nuanced view of history that wrestles valiantly with collective as well as individual contradictions as it reconstructs, in theorist Regis Debray’s fine phrase, “the revolution within the revolution". (Paul Arthur)

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This screening by the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the United States is made possible through the generous support from TV5 Monde.

 

DATE AND TIME

Tue, April 10, 2018

7:00 PM – 9:30 PM EDT

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LOCATION

Embassy of France in the United States

4101 Reservoir Road Northwest 

Washington, DC 20007 

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