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Special Events: Summer 2018
In the Intense Now

September 29 at 2:30
East Building Auditorium

Washington premiere
Introduced by Michael Kraus

João Moreira Salles’s new cine-essay combines anonymous archival footage and reflective voice-over to survey the societal chaos of the late 1960s. More importantly, however, In the Intense Now is a poetic experiment in the communication between personal history and global events, as Salles mixes tourist footage recorded by his own mother on her trip to China at the start of the 1966 Cultural Revolution with found footage of rebellion from May 1968 recorded in France, Czechoslovakia, and Brazil. As Salles himself states: “We don’t always know what we’re filming.” “An ode to inadvertent cinematic archives, which harbor the gift of accidental revelation” — Diego Semerene. (João Moreira Salles, 2017, subtitles, 127 minutes)

courtesy Icarus Films

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