Far From Vietnam (Loin du Vietnam)

Part of Alain Resnais
Saturday, March 5, 2011, 4:30 p.m.

35mm print from Archives français du film—CNC

Dirs. Chris Marker, Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch, Agnès Varda, Jean-Luc Godard, Alain Resnais. 1967, 115 mins. To protest American aggression in Vietnam, Chris Marker organized a group of filmmakers to put together an impassioned, eclectic experiment in agitprop cinema, a blend of war footage, interviews, fictional sketches, and documentary footage. In Resnais’s section, a confounded young man walks around an apartment reciting passages from Herman Kahn’s On Escalation to an impassive young woman.

Free with Museum admission. 

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