Film – Chris Marker’s “A Grin Without a Cat” (1978)


Friday, July 23 — 7 PM — Cost: Pay as you are able — @ Nonstop, 305 N. Walnut St, Yellow Springs

Chris Marker’s A Grin Without a Cat /Le fond de l’air est rouge is perhaps the most grand film survey of the rise and fall of the New Left, Marker’s rarely-seen film took 10 years to edit. Assembled from the footage of scores of journalists, activists and documentary filmmakers, this landmark treatment of the remains of international socialist movements after 1967 (Vietnam, Bolivia, May ’68 France, Prague, Chile) examines the events that propelled the far left and the dashing of its best laid plans. The film is 180 min, shown in 2 parts with light refreshments served at intermission. In English with English subtitles. Part II screened outside, weather permitting.