FAR FROM VIETNAM
(LOIN DU VIETNAM)
1967, Various directors, France, 115 min.
- Sat, Feb 21st 5:00pm
- Mon, Feb 23rd 6:00pm
“An important film, a beautiful film, a moving film...the cinema at last has its ‘Guernica.’”
— Richard Roud, The Guardian
This landmark agit-doc marked a turning point, not only in Godard’s career, but also in the history of the French New Wave, addressing the lack of political consciousness for which the movement had been previously taken to task. Conceived and edited by Chris Marker, FAR FROM VIETNAM enlists the collective contributions of six leading directors--Godard, Joris Ivens, William Klein, Claude Lelouch, Alain Resnais, Agnès Varda--diverse in their approaches but united in their opposition to U.S. military involvement in Vietnam. Notable passages include a moving interview with the widow of self-immolating Pentagon protester Norman Morrison, an appropriately distorted videocast of a speech by Gen. Westmoreland, and a soul-searching monologue by Godard, immobilized beside his camera as he weighs the next step. In French, Vietnamese, and English with English subtitles. DCP digital restoration. (MR)