Marx Reading Group presents

REVOLUTION AND THE AVANT-GARDE
2011-2012
Reading and Film Series

Reading Group
Fortnightly Thursdays 6-8pm Trent B4

Film Screenings
Fortnightly Saturdays 3-6pm Hallward LG140

13.10.2011 27.10.2011 10.11.2011 24.11.2011 08.12.2011 19.01.2012 02.02.2012 16.02.2012 01.03.2012 15.03.2012 29.03.2012 10.05.2012 24.05.2012 07.06.2012 21.06.2012

The History of the Avant-Garde Poetry and the Russian Revolution: Aleksandr Blok and Vladimir Mayakovsky Futurism, Vorticism, Constructivism, Suprematism Surrealism Bertolt Brecht The Spanish Civil War Walter Benjamin & Ernst Bloch Social Realism & Georg Lukács Theodore W. Adorno & Max Horkeimer Jazz and Politics Situationist International The Vietnam War and Art

22.10.2011 Film as Anti-Narrative: Selected Shorts from 1923-1928 05.11.2011 Russian Montage: Dziga Vertov’s Kino-Glas (1924) 19.11.2011 German Expressionism: F. W. Murnau’s Nosferatu (1922) 03.12.2011 Surrealism: Luis Buñuel’s L’âge d’or (1930) and Las Hurdes (1933) 28.01.2012 Bertolt Brecht’s Kuhle Wampe; oder, Wem gehört die Welt? (1931) 11.02.2012 Dreamscapes: Jean Cocteau’s Le sang d'un poète (1930) and Germaine Dulac’s La Coquille et le Clergyman (1926) 25.02.2012 Destroy Cinema!: Marcel Mariën’s L'imitation du cinéma (1960) and Marc'O’s Closed Vision (1954) 10.03.2012 Situationism : Guy Debord’s La societe du spectacle (1973) 24.03.2012 Political Manifestos I: Loin du Vietnam (1967) 21.04.2012 Political Manifestos II (Zanzibar collective): Patrick Deval’s Acéphale (1969) and Serge Bard’s Détruisez-vous (1969) 05.05.2012 Third Cinema I: Glauber Rocha’s Black God, White Devil (1964)

19.05.2012 Third Cinema II: Getino & Solanas’ La Hora de los Hornos (Part1) (1970) Feminism 02.06.2012 Direct action: Koji Wakamatsu’s The Red Army/PFLP: Declaration of World War (1971) and Emile de Antonio, Mary Lampson & Haskell Wexler’s Underground (1971) Black Panthers 16.06.2012 Against the History: R.W. Fassbinder’s Die Dritte Generation (1979) Contemporary Trajectories 05.07.2012 Feminism: Martha Rosler’s Semiotics of the Kitchen (1975) and (Thursday A Simple Case for Torture (1983) 6-9pm) 19.07.2012 Black Panthers: Agnes Varda’s Black Panthers: Huey (1968) and (Thursday Selected Shorts 6-9pm) 02.08.2012 Jazz and Politics: Edward Bland’s The Cry of Jazz (1959) and (Thursday Thomas Reichman’s Mingus 1968 (1968) 6-9pm) For more information, contact us at marxreadings@yahoo.co.uk

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