Thursday, 4 February 2016

Capital Celluloid 2016 - Day 58: Sat Feb 27

Comment Ca Va (Godard, 1978): BFI Southbank, NFT2 8.45pm

This film (screened on 35mm) is part of the Jean-Luc Godard season at BFI Southbank. It is also being shown on February 29th. You can find the full details here.

Here is the BFI introduction:
This underrated film is informed by Godard’s activities in the left-wing press in the early 70s. It employs Claude Shannon’s information theory to examine the passage through the print media of a photograph depicting the 1974 Carnation Revolution in Portugal. Godard and Miéville’s conclusions: TV and the press are rotten, viewers and readers are infected by the rot, and journalists are ‘scum’...

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