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Dziga Vertov Group at Metrograph

Image: "Wind From the East" directed by Dziga Vertov Group

In 1968, Jean-Luc Godard put an end to Jean-Luc Godard—at least officially. Teaming with Jean-Pierre Gorin, Godard created the Dziga Vertov Group, a collective named for the groundbreaking Soviet documentarian that would produce highly didactic, communally-authored films heavily informed by Brechtian epic theater and Marxist-Leninist self-critique, made outside of the conventional avenues of production for screening outside of conventional theatrical venues and generally intended as a politically-committed alternative to the hopelessly compromised system of auteurist name brands from which Godard had emerged. This program of intellectually-restless firebrand films touches on topics including the British class system, the struggle to escape bourgeois ideology, the history of radical cinema, and the Palestinian cause, a globe-trotting tour of the ideological battlegrounds of the era in which they were made, still undiminished in their fiery, uncompromised force and launching a frontal assault on all established cinematic order.


Screenings

Struggle in Italy
Year: 1970
Duration: 76 mins

British Sounds + Pravda
Year: 1969
Runtime: 110 & 58 mins

Ici et ailleurs + Godard in America
Year: 1976
Runtime: 100 & 45 mins

Wind from the East
Year: 1970
Runtime: 100 mins

Vladimir and Rosa
Year: 1971
Runtime: 103 mins

Un film comme les autres
Year: 1968
Runtime: 108 mins

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