Thursday, 12 January 2012


Free and Open to All - Alternate Saturdays from 1pm

Location: Room B18, Birkbeck College, Malet Street, London, WC1E 7HX

I. INCARCERATION - Saturday 21st January
'The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth.' John 3, 8

A Man Escaped, or The Wind Bloweth Where it Listeth
Directed by Robert Bresson (France, 1957, 99 mins)

The Woman of the Dunes
Directed by Hiroshi Teshigahara (Japan, 1964, 123 mins)

II. GUILT - Saturday 4th February
'After all, our department, as far as I know, and I know only the lowest level, doesn't seek out guilt among the general population, but, as the Law states, is attracted by guilt and has to send us guards out. That's the Law. What mistake could there be?' Franz Kafka

Death by Hanging
Directed by Nagisa Oshima (Japan, 1968, 117 mins)

The Round Up
Directed by Miklós Janscó (Hungary, 1965, 95 mins)

III. SUBMISSION - Saturday 18th February
'Every good servant does not all commands.' William Shakespeare

The Servant
Directed by Joseph Losey (UK, 1963, 112 mins)

The Diary of a Chambermaid
Directed by Luis Buñuel (France/Italy, 1964, 97 mins)

IV. MARQUIS DE SADE - Saturday 10th March ***note change of date***
'What De Sade was trying to bring to the surface of the conscious mind was precisely the thing that revolted that mind... From the very first he set before consciousness things which is could not tolerate.' Georges Bataille

Marat/Sade (The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade)
Directed by Peter Brook (UK, 1967, 116 mins)

Salo, or the 120 Days of Sodom
Directed by Pier Paulo Pasolini (Italy, 1975, 116 mins)

V. CHILDHOOD - Saturday 17th March
'Oh hours of childhood,
when behind each shape more than the past appeared
and what streamed out before us was not the future.'
Rainer Maria Rilke

Zero For Conduct
Directed by Jean Vigo (France, 1933, 41 mins)

Le Révélateur
Directed by Philippe Garrel (France, 1968, 67 mins)

Viva La Muerte
Directed by Fernando Arrabal (France, 1971, 90 mins)

VI. MUTINY - Saturday 31st March
'The very forms of organization of the struggle will suggest... a different vocabulary - Brother, sister, friend.' Franz Fanon

Directed by Andrzej Wajda (Poland, 1956, 95 mins)

The Battle of Algiers
Directed by Gillo Pontecorvo (Algeria, 1966, 121 mins)

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