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From: Michael Temple <[log in to unmask]>
Date: Wed, Nov 6, 2013 at 4:23 AM
Subject: Please forward to your list: RECONSTRUCTION OF RARE GODARD FILM
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 Dear all,

I would like to draw your attention to this exceptional event at Birkbeck,
London, on Friday 15 November.

Regards, Michael Temple

Inaugural Annual University of Pittsburgh/Birkbeck Institute for the Moving
Image (BIMI) Lecture

Friday 15th November 5.30-9.00

Film Studies at the Department of English, University of Pittsburgh and the
Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image celebrate the inauguration of their
collaboration with:

Dr. Michael Witt (University of Roehampton): Lecture and UK premiere of
Jean-Luc Godard’s Sauve la vie (qui peut). A Reconstruction (by Michael
Witt)

While delivering a series of talks in Rotterdam in 1980-1981, Godard
created a ‘special edition’ of his 1980 film Sauve qui peut (la vie) (Every
Man for Himself, aka Slow Motion), in which he interspersed five extracts
from his own film with clips from four others: Eisenstein and Alexandrov’s
The General Line (1929), Cline and Keaton’s Cops (1922), Visconti’s The
Earth Trembles (1948), and Wajda’s Man of Marble (1977).  He called this
remarkable compilation film Sauve la vie (qui peut); it was shown once
(during the Rotterdam Film Festival 1981), and has subsequently been almost
completely forgotten. Michael Witt has produced a digital reconstruction of
Sauve la vie (qui peut) drawing on archival research, including examination
of the original reels of film that Godard used.

The lecture and screening will be followed by a reception to launch
Jean-Luc Godard, Cinema Historian (Indiana University Press), Michael
Witt’s study of Godard’s Histoire(s) du cinéma within the context of his
overall œuvre (http://www.iupress.indiana.edu/catalog/807014). Copies of
the book at 30% discount will be available.

The event will take place in the Birkbeck Cinema, 43 Gordon Square, London
WC1H 0PD.

Places are limited and booking is essential. Please RSVP to this event via
the Eventbrite link: https://bbk-pittsburgh-bimi.eventbrite.com/

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