Jean-Luc Godard Film Course

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Date(s) - Saturday 15/09/2018
10:30 am - 6:30 pm

Derby QUAD


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Join us for a day exploring the work of one of the key film figures in the French New Wave and a significant figure in the post 1968 film landscape. French film expert Adam Batty (editor of website Hope Lies At 24 Frames Per Second, contributor to Sight And Sound and Eureka DVD releases) presents a day of two halves. The morning session will focus on the pre-1968 career of Jean Luc Godard covering his classic films like Pierrot Le Fou, Bande A Part and Breathless. The afternoon session will begin with a screening of Breathless (A Bout De Souffle) at 1pm, then Adam will cover the post 1968 career of Godard and the challenging films he had made all the way up to 2018’s latest The Image Book he completed aged 87. The course will finish with a screening of Slow Motion at 5:30pm.

Entry is £10.

Once you have booked your ticket on the course please contact the QUAD box office (01332 290606 / to claim your free tickets to Breathless and Slow Motion.

This course is part of the Uprising: Spirit Of 68 – Yes We Cannes! season.

1968 somehow managed to cram in a decade’s worth of news into one year, from the Prague spring to the Paris riots, from the Tet Offensive to the killings of Martin Luther King and Bobby Kennedy. The UK saw student protests flare up on campuses across the country and rising tension in the wake of Enoch Powell’s ‘Rivers of Blood’ speech, while in June a machinist strike at Dagenham’s Ford plant heralded a burgeoning women’s movement and paved the way for the Equal Pay Act.

We are looking at range of films that explore cinema and the legacy of 1968, as well as screening two selections from the infamously cancelled Cannes 1968 selection.


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