Around '68

Saturday, May 10, 2008, 1:00 p.m.

Phyllis Wattis Theater

Originally titled One A.M. (One American Movie), this collaboration among Pennebaker, Leacock, and Godard hoped to capture Vietnam War protests and what Godard believed to be imminent revolution in the U.S. With the filmmakers dispersed and a deadline looming, Pennebaker began composing the final cut. Departing from Godard's original plans, Pennebaker admitted "I was soon making a film of my own." The result, One P.M. (One Parallel Movie), combines cinéma-vérité, political theater, and interviews with key figures of the 1960s.

Ni Olvido, Ni Perdon (Neither Forget, Nor Forgive)
Richard Dindo, 2004, 85 min., 35mm
3:00 p.m.
Phyllis Wattis Theater

Richard Dindo's film explores the October 1968 Tlatelolco Massacre, when the Mexican government violently suppressed student unrest on the eve of the Mexico City Olympic Games. Using archival footage and eyewitness accounts, Dindo shows how former demonstrators worked tirelessly against letting the incident be forgotten or erased. After years of government denial, the Tlatelolco Massacre is now part of the history curriculum in Mexican schools.

Additional Info

Double Feature
One P.M.
D. A. Pennebaker with Jean Luc Godard and Richard Leacock, 1971, 95 min., Beta SP