Chauncey -Theater 2 Mon, Oct 18, 2021 7:00 PM
Series Info
Series:Dostoevsky Adapted
Special Event
Film Info
Rating:Not Rated
Runtime:95 minutes
Director:Jean-Luc Godard
Year Released:1967
Production Country:France


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Dostoevsky Adapted

As a companion piece to the fall 2021 University of Iowa Main Library Gallery exhibition, From Revolutionary Outcast to a Man of God: Dostoevsky at 200, curated by Dr. Anna Barker, we present a selection of big screen adaptations of the great Russian writer's works.

Film introduction by Dr. Anna Barker.

Immediately following the screening, please stick around for a special conversation between Dr. Anna Barker and FilmScene Programming Director, Ben Delgado.

"Maybe Andy Warhol didn't make the quintessential Pop Art masterwork. Maybe Jean-Luc Godard did."—Michael Phillips, Chicago Tribune

Paris, 1967. Disillusioned by their suburban lifestyles, a group of middle-class students, led by Guillaume (Jean-Pierre Léaud) and Veronique (Anne Wiazemsky), form a small Maoist cell and plan to change the world by any means necessary. After studying the growth of communism in China, the students decide they must use terrorism and violence to ignite their own revolution. Loosely based on Dostoyevsky's Demons, director Jean-Luc Godard, whose advocacy of Maoism bordered on intoxication, infuriated many traditionalist critics with this swiftly paced satire.