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Sixty-Eight: Ten Years that Shook the World

Midnight weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnight)!

Director: Don Kent Run Time: 180 min. Format: Audio Amplification Available Release Year: 2018 Language: French

In 1968 a wave of student protests broke out across the world , drawing inspiration and breath from the Civil Rights movement and the student movement against the Vietnam War. Everywhere in the world, youth rose to reject the social, political, and cultural premises of the world recreated after the Second World War. They aspired for a new society achieved through an endemic and protean protest, carried by a new generation critical of the established way of life…a way of life deemed as colonial and authoritarian, fixed and hierarchical, liberticidal, and moralizing. Between nostalgia and overly ideological attacks, how do we look at this global movement 50 years later? What is this bygone era’s legacy? The recent uprisings that invaded the streets of big cities (Paris, London, Rome, Dakar, San Francisco, Beirut, etc.) are countless, so much so that the little Parisian May of 1968 seems almost anecdotal. It is a moment of global change that this film proposes to revisit. Imbued with the fever of the decade, it tells the story of the mad rush of euphoria and violence when everything seemed possible but whose legacy still divides people.

Writers: François-Xavier Destors & Don Kent

(France/Germany, Color/B&W)

DON KENT is a Scottish film director with a long career directing films for television. He became famous after he directed \Metallica’s last live video Français pour une nuit, in the Nîmes arena in 2009. . His filmography includes Goodbye Britain ? (2016) ; Juste avant l’orage (2013); Ballade pour une reine (2011) ; Sidi Larbi Cherkaoui—Rêves de Babel (2009) ; Jirí Kylián—Mémoires d’oubliettes (2008) ; Les Enfants de l’Opéra de Pékin (2007) ; Jeanne d’Arc au bûcher (2006) ; Bill. T. Jones (2004) ; Kabuki- La voie du geste (2003) ; Jeff Buckley (1999) ; Pierre Bourdieu (1998) ; Salut polar… (1985).

The Carnegie Museum of Art in partnership with Row House Cinema presents the 58th Carnegie International Film Festival curated by Rasha Salti. The festival opens at Row House Cinema on Friday March 3 and runs through Sunday, March 11.   

Les Années 68 (Sixty-Eight: Ten Years that Shook the World) – 3/7/23 @ 8:00 pm
Les Années 68 (Sixty-Eight: Ten Years that Shook the World) – 3/11/23 @ 2:45 pm