28 July: FREE: 7pm to 9pm
The Free Cinema School presents a one off evening "study group" based around the seminal ideas and contemporary themes in Ici et Ailleurs: Here and Elsewhere (Godard & Mieville 1976). In 1970, Godard, along with Jean-Pierre Gorin and the Dziga Vertov Group, was commissioned by Al Fatah, the militant Palestinian group, to shoot a documentary. When the film was approximately two-thirds complete, production was halted since many of the Palestinians they had been filming had been killed. Years after the disintegration of the Dziga Vertov Group, Godard and his new collaborator Anne-Marie Mieville, whom he would work with through the 1990s, re-edited this footage into a cinematic essay exploring the failure of the original to address the reality of the images it presents.