Monday, October 27, 2008

Light Industry goes Far from Sunset Park to Vietnam

This Tuesday, October 28th, Light Industry will screen Far From Vietnam, a 1967 documentary about US involvement in Vietnam and the opposition to it. As always, the screening will begin at 8 PM, and admission is $6 at the door. The door is at 55 33rd Street on the 3rd floor. The film is two hours long; a brief description follows.

from the website:

Organized under the aegis of SLON (Société pour le Lancement des Oeuvres Nouvelles) and overseen by Chris Marker as a protest of the US involvement in Vietnam, this legendary portmanteau, which features contributions by
seven iconic artists, stands as watershed moment for political cinema as well as collective filmmaking. A melange of fictional and documentary elements shot across the US, France, Cuba, and Vietnam, it was a source of some controversy in its time, and remains a provocative and resonant essay on global conflict and life during wartime.

Check out the Light Industry website for more detail.

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