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April 2019

Tout Va Bien: Screening with Discussion

Fri, April 26, 2019 @ 6:00 PM - 9:00 PM
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$6.00 – $15.00

“Tout Va Bien insists on class struggle throughout but is mainly about radicalizing its stars. Their role in the factory is to look and learn. Indeed, Godard and Gorin upped the class-resentment ante by having the striking workers played not by real workers but by unemployed actors.”              —J. Hoberman, for Criterion, Tout Va Bien Revisited

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June 2020

Final Friday Films: Modern Times

Fri, June 26, 2020 @ 6:30 PM - 9:00 PM
The People’s Forum, 320 West 37th Street
New York, NY United States
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$6.00 – $15.00

Bringing back The Tramp to the era of sound in 1936, Chaplin plays an assembly line worker where he is subjected to being force-fed by a malfunctioning "feeding machine" (cutting the vital minutes of lunch) and an accelerating assembly line where he screws nuts at an ever-increasing rate onto pieces of machinery.

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October 2020

Lit and Film: Noir for the Summer of Covid-19

Thu, October 1, 2020 @ 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
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$50 – $80

Continuing in the MEP LITERATURE GROUP summer tradition, we will once again delve into Noir genres– but with a twist! Starting August 6, we will read four books and watch the movies that are based on them. Please join us for four books with the four movies that resulted from them.

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March 2021

Working Class Cinema in the Age of Digital Capitalism

Sun, March 21 @ 2:00 PM - 4:00 PM
$7.00 – $11.00

Why does the story of cinema begin with the end of work? Is it because, as has been suggested, it is impossible to represent work from the perspective of labor but only from the point of view of capital, because the revolutionary horizon of the working class coincides with the end of work? After all, the early revolutionary art avant-garde had an ambiguous relationship with capitalism: it provided both a critique of commodification while also reproducing the commodity form.

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April 2021

The Hour of the Furnaces: A film screening with discussion

Fri, April 23 @ 7:30 PM - 9:30 PM
$5.00 – $11.00

The Hour of the Furnaces is a three-part film which analyzes the severe neocolonial situation of 1960s Argentina, radical wings of Peronism, and the role of violence in the national liberation process. Part 1, Notes and Testimonies on Neocolonialism focuses on the everyday violence of the Argentine, employing a Marxist analysis between quotes from Martí, Fanon, Césaire, Che, Mariátegui, and other revolutionary figures.

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May 2021

Dual Presentation: Community Restaurants with Benjamin Selwyn / Postcapitalism: Alternatives or Detour?

Sun, May 2 @ 2:00 PM - 4:30 PM
$7.00 – $11.00

Community Restaurants: Decommodifying Food as Socialist Strategy with Benjamin Selwyn The outbreak of Covid-19 has exacerbated many of the system’s worst aspects. In the UK, the birthplace of free wage-labor based capitalist agriculture, the pandemic has exacerbated existing food inequities. The pandemic has stimulated discussions about how to remedy the world’s corporate-dominated food system. The most popular alternative visions propose shifting production and consumption away from meat increasingly to plant-based diets produced according to agro-ecological principles. While these approaches could be part of a broader solution,…

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