L'Esprit de Mai at Ciné-Club

L'Esprit de Mai at Ciné-Club


Sunday, May 2 at


In May of 1968, a series of historic student protests rattled Paris and marked the beginng of an era of social upheaval, radical philosophy, and an envigorated youth movement. Decades later, the legacy of Mai '68 lives on - in memory, in parody, and in the spirit of protesters recognizing the power of a good manifesation

This May at Ciné-Club, we'll be diving into a series of four movies that tackle this Esprit de Mai in a whole host of different ways. Ranging from the prophetic political satire of 1967's La Chinoise to the commemorative depiction of a new generation's social struggles in 2017's 120 battements par minute, these four films represent 50 years of Mai 68's cultural impact, and remind us that the spirit of protest is as timely now as it ever was. Let's talk about it! 

See below for discussion dates and info on where to register:

May 2 - La Chinoise (dir. Jean-Luc Godard, 1967)

May 9 - Après Mai (dir. Olivier Assayas, 2012)

May 16 - La Haine (dir. Mathieu Kassovitz, 1995)

May 23 - 120 battements par minute (dir. Robin Campillo, 2017)