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Godard and the Dziga Vertov Group

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Famous for his trailblazing films in the French New Wave, Jean-Luc Godard controversially re-invented his cinema after the failed revolution of May ’68. Our series on his radical films with Jean-Pierre Gorin and under the name Dziga Vertov Group explores cinema’s capacity for political engagement and change.

Vladimir and Rosa

Groupe Dziga Vertov, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin France, 1970

Expired

Our series on the infamous Dziga Vertov Group closes with what is considered the last experiment of the cooperative. Shot in their editing suite, this inventive reenactment of a controversial political episode is testament to Godard & Gorin’s subversive playfulness and restless, revolutionary souls.

Struggle in Italy

Groupe Dziga Vertov, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin France, 1971

Expired

Funded by Italian TV (can you believe it?), Godard and Gorin’s Dziga Vertov Group explore the ideology and action of a revolutionary. As always with this provocative group, the result isn’t so much a finished film as a bold experiment in how cinema is a tool that can analyze—and impact—reality.

Wind from the East

Groupe Dziga Vertov, Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin, Gérard Martin West Germany, 1970

Expired

Next in our Dziga Vertov Group series is this oddball Marxist western playfully set against a pastoral backdrop and featuring Anne Wiazemsky and Gian Maria Volonté. With a propagandist voice-over and characters breaking the fourth wall, Godard and Gorin dismantle the idea of cinema as entertainment.

British Sounds

Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Henri Roger, Groupe Dziga Vertov United Kingdom, 1970

Expired

We continue our series on the radical—politically and cinematically—films of Godard’s Dziga Vertov Group, named after the brilliant Soviet filmmaker. This experimental doc visits scenes of labor, feminism, TV production, and student agitation to create an agitpop exposé of this post-68 moment.

A Film Like Any Other

Jean-Luc Godard, Groupe Dziga Vertov France, 1968

Expired

Famous for his trailblazing films in the French New Wave, Godard controversially re-invented his cinema after the failed revolution of May ’68. Our series on his radical films with Jean-Pierre Gorin and under the name Dziga Vertov Group explores cinema’s capacity for political engagement and change.

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