February 4, 2008 - Tate Modern - Paradise Now!
February 4, 2008

Paradise Now!

Gérard Fromanger, Le Rouge, 1968.
Courtesy the artist.

Paradise Now!
Essential French Avant-garde Cinema, 1890-2008
14 March – 2 May

Starr Auditiorium
London SE1 9TG


To coincide with the major exhibition Duchamp, Man Ray, Picabia, this landmark series presents over 60 films, most of which have never been shown before in the UK. Marking the 40th anniversary of the May 1968 protest movements that sparked a revolutionary shift which resounds today, the series demonstrates the political vitality and formal diversity of the French avant-garde from the beginnings of cinema to the
present day.

The series includes pioneering films by Christian Boltanski, Alberto Cavalcanti, Marcel Duchamp, Jean Epstein, Gérard Fromanger, Philippe Garrel, Jean-Luc Godard, Dominique Gonzalez-Foerster, Maria Klonaris & Katerina Thomadaki, Ange Leccia, Maurice Lemaître, Rose Lowder, Louis Lumière, Étienne-Jules Marey, Chris Marker, Georges Méliès, László Moholy-Nagy, Pierre Molinier, Marylène Negro, Man Ray, Carole Roussopoulos, Jean-Marie Straub & Danièle Huillet, Ben Vautier, René Vautier and many more.

Visit www.tate.org.uk for full details of screenings.

Curated by Nicole Brenez, Michael Temple, Michael Witt, Pierre d’Amerval and Laurent Mannoni in association with Tate Modern and La Cinémathèque Française

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