Minneapolis, MN 55403
Question authority, break with tradition, and join the revolution. The summer of 1968 is revived, 50 years later, in the Walker Cinema. Experience the heat of '68 through the eyes of filmmakers who challenged conventions to capture the rebellious spirit of their changing times. Beginning with a star-spangled, superhero satire and ending with a lovers' quarrel in Central Park, this summer series features five distinctive visions of an explosive, expressive year. View the full film series here.
On July 25 & 27 at 7 pm, view the 1968 film Sympathy for the Devil (One Plus One). In the wake of the Paris riots of May 1968, Jean-Luc Godard went to London to film the Rolling Stones transforming “Sympathy for the Devil” into the classic anthem of social decay. Situationist scenarios pop up throughout the film: a woman spray-paints revolutionary slogans on buildings; black militants read aloud from Eldridge Cleaver and Amiri Baraka (aka LeRoi Jones) in a junkyard of demolished cars; Eve Democracy (Anne Wiazemsky) holds a press conference in the forest; and a bookseller reads aloud from Mein Kampf and a novel of sexual escapades in a Marxist comic book shop. As the song comes together, everything else comes apart. Creating a late ’60s spectacle that breaks with all conventions, Godard’s documentation of the momentous session incorporates his charged social and political fascinations and statements in the midst of a revolution.
This film series is a partnership between the Minnesota Historical Society and the Walker Art Center.
2018-07-25 19:00:00 2018-07-25 19:00:00 America/Chicago "Sympathy for the Devil (One Plus One)" Film Screening Walker Art Center