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Cinema of Resistance: La Commune

  • Columbia Maison Fran├žaise 515 West 116th Street New York, NY, 10027 United States (map)

/7 films/14 days/ 
Presented by the Columbia Maison Francaise
Co-sponsored by Columbia University School of the Arts
Curated by Nora Philippe

3/ La Commune from Peter Wakins is the third of our Cinema of Resistance serie, the screening will be introduced by Emmanuelle Sadaa/

On a stage-like set, more than 200 actors interpret characters of the 1871 Paris Commune, especially the Popincourt neighborhood in the XIth arrondissement. They voice their own thoughts and feelings concerning the social and political reforms. The telling of this story rests primarily on depicting the people of the Commune, and those who suppressed them.

Free and open to the public. Subtitles are in English.
Watch an extract of the film here : https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HGjbZ2USeSM

Earlier Event: October 17
Artist Talk and Reception with Lina Puerta
Later Event: October 17
A Tribute to Elizabeth Hardwick