Brazilian filmmaker João Moreira Salles’ In the Intense Now uses both archival footage and fresh images to create a film essay connecting four events: the French students’ uprising in May 1968, the Soviet invasion of Czechoslovakia that same year, protests in Brazil and other countries in 1968, and scenes that a tourist (the director’s mother) filmed in China in 1966, at the beginning of the Cultural Revolution. Narrated in the first-person, the images explores moments of great intensity and reveals the state of mind of those filmed both in the moment and discusses what comes after the events have passed.
This free hosted screening is shown in conjunction with “The Power of the Powerless: A 1968 Retrospective” symposium to be held Friday, November 2nd, on the University of Arizona campus. The symposium and film screening are sponsored by the University of Arizona College of Humanities, the Dept. of French & Italian Studies, and the Dept. of Russian & Slavic Studies. (Dir. byJoão Moreira Salles, 2017, Brazil, Portuguese with English subtitles, 127 min., Not Rated)
This is a rental of The Loft Cinema, presented by the UA College of Humanities, the Dept. of French & Italian Studies, and the Dept of Russian and Slavic Studies.