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|Laborfest: Films on 1968 French workingclass struggles|
|Date||Sunday July 13|
|Time||7:00 PM - 12:00 AM|
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Roxie Theatre 3117 16th St., San Francisco (16th St BART)
Two films on the struggles of the French workingclass for this 40th anniversary of the historic 1968 struggles:
Dare To Struggle, Dare To Win (96 min) 1968 By Jean-Pierre Thorn
This classic on a worker occupation of the Renault Boulogn-Billancourt factory near Paris shows how the workers take over the factory and their struggle to continue the occupation and strike. Thorn was a student just out of film school and this was his first work. He has continued to make films about the lives of working people including women workers and immigrant youth.
Le Fond de l’air est rouge (1977, 1993 re-cut) By Chris Marker. Has English subtitles. Nominated for 1978 Cesar Award. 180 min.
By the leader of the modernist Left Bank school, this film shows the struggle from the streets of Paris in this historic documentary of the Paris 1968 rebellion. It also includes footage from Mexico, Brazil, Chile, Prague and other countries around the world during the 1968 battles. Also included is the political divide of the left over these battles including Fidel Castro who opposed the invasion of the Czech Republic.