A Grin Without a Cat
Directed by Chris Marker
Running time: 240 minutes
Le Fond de l'Air Est Rouge or A grin without a Cat is French director and film essayist Chris Marker's masterful meditation on the rise and fall of the New Left during the 1960s. The film was originally released in 1977 but reworked in 1993 after the collapse of the Soviet Union and is pieced together from documentary material of key events such as the Vietnam War, The Prague Spring and Paris, 1968. This three hour-long epic includes stunning period footage and is divided into two parts: the first of which examines the emergence of leftist movements; the second, their demise. Including appearances from Fidel Castro, Che Guevara, Mao Tse-tung and Salvador Allende, Le Fond de l'Air Est Rouge offers a unique view into this fascinating and turbulent moment of world politics.
Reservation is not necessary, but places are limited. Please arrive early to avoid disappointment.