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Le Centre Georges Pompidou by Roberto Rossellini (1977)
Tuesday 1 November, 6-8.30pm
University College London
J Z Young Lecture Theatre
Ground Floor, Anatomy Building
London WC1E 6BT
Followed by a conversation with the film's producer Jacques Grandclaude andart historian Sarah Wilson
In 1977, the Pompidou Center, looking like an ocean liner amid the Parisrooftops, opened its doors. The subject of much controversy even before itsinauguration, this cultural center of an entirely new kind took up thechallenge of pluradisciplinarity and easy access to the public. (...) Theresulting film, the last [Rossellini] would direct, was compellingly beautiful.It seemed to embody the quintessence of his style. There was no commentary, justthe natural sounds of the place. The film was broadcast by TF1 and the RAI inthe wake of the elections. It virtually has not been seen since... -From FIPA 2007 programme notes.
Part of The Museum as Film Set, a three-part filmseries at UCL to mark the 25th anniversary of the Freud Museum London
Free admission, open to all
Donations welcome on the night in support of Freud MuseumLondon
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