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1968: Film Screening Series


Wednesday March 23, 7pm RHB 220: The Fall (Peter Whitehead)

Wednesday April 13, 7pm RHB 139: La Chinoise (Jean-Luc Godard)

Wednesday May 4, 7pm RHB 308: Germany in Autumn (Rainer Werner Fassbinder)
The Platypus Affiliated Society of London goes to the cinema!

Join us as we consider the politics of student movements in 1968, through films by Peter Whitehead, Jean-Luc Godard and Rainer Werner Fassbinder.

This Wednesday, March 23, we will begin with the film “The Fall” by Peter Whitehead, a controversial figure in the British cinema. In an attempt to document the political actions held at Columbia University (NY), Whitehead presents via his camera the rebellious spirit of this period.

The film screenings come straight after our weekly coffee break discussions, and will be followed by a discussion on the film relating to the suggested readings below
Suggested readings prior to the screening:

Theodor Adorno, “Resignation” (1969)

Platypus Panel: The Decline of the Left in the 20th Century (2009)

Chris Cutrone, 'The Vicissitudes of Historical Consciousness and possibilities for emancipatory social politics today" (2007)

Theodor Adorno, “Imaginative Excesses” (1944–47)

Theodor Adorno and Herbert Marcuse, Correspondence on the German New Left (1969)