About the Film:
Made following the discovery of amateur footage shot in China in 1966 during the first and most radical stage of the Cultural Revolution, IN THE INTENSE NOW examines and reflects on moments of great human intensity. Narrated in first person, the film reflects footage of the French students' uprising in May of 1968; the images captured by amateurs during the invasion of Czechoslovakia in August of the same year, when forces led by the Soviet Union put an end to the Prague Spring; shots of the funerals of students, workers, and police officers killed during the events of 1968 in the cities of Paris, Lyon, Prague, and Rio de Janeiro; and the scenes that a tourist—the director's mother—filmed in China in 1966, the year of the Great Proletarian Cultural Revolution. The footage, all of it archival, not only reveals the state of mind of those filmed—joy, enchantment, fear, disappointment, dismay—but also sheds light on the relationship between a document and its political context. A film by João Moreira Salles, presented courtesy Icarus Films.
About Our Community Partners:
The Newport Beach Film Festival seeks to bring to Orange County the best of classic and contemporary filmmaking from around the world. The Festival focuses on showcasing a diverse collection of both studio and independent films, providing a forum for cultural understanding and enriching educational opportunities.
The Orange County Museum of Art has a vision of building a destination museum that is locally relevant and internationally significant in Orange County, enriching the lives of a diverse and changing community through modern and contemporary art.
When & Where
Fri, Mar 23, 2018 7:00 PM - 10:00 PMPDT
Orange County Museum of Art
850 San Clemente Dr
Newport Beach, CA 92660
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