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Film: In the Intense Now

Date: 29 September 2018 2:30 PM - 4:00 PM, Venue: National Gallery of Art

The National Gallery of Art will present the Washington premiere of director João Moreira Salles’s new cine-essay "In the Intense Now," in the East Building Auditorium introduced by Michael Kraus on September 29, 2018, at 2:30 pm. The film combines anonymous archival footage and reflective voice-over to survey the societal chaos of the late 1960s. 

More importantly, however, In the Intense Now is a poetic experiment in the communication between personal history and global events, as Salles mixes tourist footage recorded by his own mother on her trip to China at the start of the 1966 Cultural Revolution with found footage of rebellion from May 1968 recorded in France, Czechoslovakia, and Brazil. As Salles himself states: “We don’t always know what we’re filming.” “An ode to inadvertent cinematic archives, which harbor the gift of accidental revelation” — Diego Semerene. 

(João Moreira Salles, 2017, subtitles, 127 minutes)

Event Details:

Venue: National Gallery of Art
East Building Auditorium
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Date: September 29, 2018, at 2:30 pm

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