Join West Suburban Illinois DSA’s Film & Politics Club via Zoom on Sunday, September 19th, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. We will be...

Event Date:
Sep 19 at 11:00 am - 12:30 pm

Location:
WSILDSA Film & Politics Club Zoom


Join West Suburban Illinois DSA’s Film & Politics Club via Zoom on Sunday, September 19th, 2021 from 11:00 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.

We will be discussing the 1969 Academy award-winning film, Z, directed by Costa-Gavras!

Note: This movie is available to watch through some online streaming services (Prime, HBOMax). If you are unable to locate the film for free or are not in a position to rent, please do not hesitate to contact WSILDSA (info@westsuburbsildsa.org). We will help!

About the film: A pulse-pounding political thriller, Greek expatriate director Costa-Gavras’s Z was one of the cinematic sensations of the late sixties, and remains among the most vital dispatches from that hallowed era of filmmaking. Loosely based on the 1963 assassination of Greek left-wing activist Gregoris Lambrakis—stars Yves Montand as a prominent politician and doctor whose public murder amid a violent demonstration is covered up by military and government officials; Jean-Louis Trintignant is the tenacious magistrate who’s determined not to let them get away with it. Featuring kinetic, rhythmic editing, Raoul Coutard’s expressive vérité photography, and Mikis Theodorakis’s unforgettable, propulsive score, Z is a technically audacious and emotionally gripping masterpiece. (via Criterion)

Last modified: September 3, 2021