Light Industry hosts a conversation with Jean-Pierre Gorin, one of cinema’s most erudite and incisive figures. Gorin began his career in filmmaking by advising Jean-Luc Godard on La Chinoise (1967) and Le Gai savoir (1968), but soon rose to international prominence after forming the Dziga Vertov Group with Godard in ‘68.
Foregoing singular authorship, the collective produced a series of formally radical and politically uncompromising works, stretching from Un Film comme les autres (1968) to Letter to Jane (1972), that rethought Brechtian technique on cinematic terms and considered the situation in Europe and the US during the revolutions of the late 60s and their aftermath.
“How on earth did this Sorbonne-educated son of Jewish Trotskyites, onetime student of Althusser, Lacan, and Foucault, pre-1968 Marxist firebrand and partner in crime of Jean-Luc Godard wind up in Greater San Diego making these peculiarly all-American movies?” – Kent Jones
Please note: seating is limited. First-come, first-served. Box office opens at 6:30pm.
6:30pm at Light Industry, free
155 Freeman Street, Greenpoint