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Film Series : Revolution in the Air

Something in the Air by Olivier Assayas

1968 was a year of deep social and political change worldwide. In France, the Spring of 1968 witnessed the largest social movement ever experienced by the country in contemporary history. A movement that would culturally, socially and politically transform French society. To commemorate the half-centennial of May '68, the Film Series Revolution in the Air  features three films - and three different perspectives - tracing back the events that shaped a generation.

All films are in French with English subtitles.

A Grin Without a Cat / Le Fond de l'air est rouge by Chris Marker
1978 – France – 180 min
April 10 
| 7:00 p.m.

A Grin Without a Cat  draws up an analysis of ideological events and movements that formed the themes of reflection and the driving forces behind left-wing action from 1967 to 1977. Realized soon after the events of May 1968, the documentary highlights the stages of the political transformation of society induced by the May 68 revolution.

Godard Mon Amour / Le Redoutable by Michel Hazanavicius
2017 – France – 102 min 
May 8 
| 7:00 p.m.

Taking place in Paris in 1967, this film follows the profound self-examination of French filmmaker Jean-Luc Godard during the events of May 1968. Between deep-rooted conflicts and misunderstandings, the leading filmmaker of his generation will be changed irrevocably.

Something in the Air / Après mai by Olivier Assayas
2012 – France – 122 min 
May 22 
| 7:00 p.m.

Something in the Air tells the story of the after-May 68. It shows a group of high school students taken in by the political and creative turmoil of the times. Through romantic encounters and artistic discoveries, they will have to make definitive choices in order to find their place in these turbulent times.

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