London by Godard will be celebrated through the outlook of the seminal UK film magazine Afterimage which emerged in the wake of post-1968 cultural and political change and published thirteen issues between 1970 and 1987, including Jean-Luc Godard’s manifesto on making political films.
In British Sounds, Godard, believing that the narrative film was outdated and bourgeois, let loose a propagandistic audio-visual barrage on the senses that combines Maoism, the Beatles, multiple soundtracks, minimal cinema, nudity (accompanied by a women’s liberation statement), and excerpts from Nixon, Pompidou, and the Communist Manifesto, all ending with a blood-spattered hand painfully reaching for a red flag.
The screening will be introduced by Simon Field, former editor of Afterimage
In partnership with Open City Documentary Festival
About Simon Field
Simon Field, is one of the contributors to the recently published The Afterimage Reader (edited by Mark Webber, The Visible Press, May 2022) and a former editor of the Afterimage journal