Video Screening:
Film Socialisme


MARCH 23, 2012 18.30

SALT Beyoğlu, Walk-in Cinema

Jean-Luc Godard
2010, 102”
French with English subtitles

Introduced by Joseph Redwood-Martinez

A video in three parts. Part one, Des choses comme ça (“Such things”) is set on a cruise ship and features numerous conversations among a selection of passengers, all of whom are on holiday. Characters include an aging war criminal, a former United Nations official, a Russian detective, and a brief cameo appearance by American singer Patti Smith. In the second part, Notre Europe (“Our Europe”), a girl and her younger brother summon their parents to appear before the “tribunal of their childhood,” demanding serious explanations of the themes of Liberty, Equality, and Fraternity. The final movement, Nos humanités (“Our humanities”), visits six legendary sites of true or false myths: Egypt, Palestine, Odessa, Hellas, Naples, and Barcelona.

Joseph Redwood-Martinez is a guest researcher, organizing “One day, everything will be free…” in collaboration with SALT Research & Programs.

The presentation will be held in English.