2018 SEASON 2

2018 SEASON 2

Cinematheque Season 2 May to November This year is the 50th anniversary of 1968, the year of protest. All around the world movements arose against oppression; racial, cultural, sexual, generational, colonial and against both communism and organised capital and their military wings.  It was the last great expansive hope for a re-ordering of power around a true equality, which might necessitate uprisings to bring about.   In Something in The Air; May 1968, we show the deep frisson sparking this surge for change with films from or about 1968 as well as films within and about the uprisings which allows for both an immediacy and a critical distance.  It was also the year black American discontent organised to become revolutionary, and so we bring you the Black Experience. A timely collection of films in the age of Black Lives Matter.  A number of the films from this period were banned, censored or reviled upon release.   In that coolest of uprisings in Paris, the spark was not a political coup or such but the dismissal of the head of the French Cinematheque, seen as a right wing government’s act against what was important to young people, the greatness of cinema. So like all Cinematheques we again bring you a survey of what is transcendental in cinema: its masters, its leading experimenters, its national movements and its significant players.   Curated and notes written by Gail Kovatseff, Adele Hann and Nicholas Godfrey.