|Free Radicals: Serge Bozon and the New French Cinema|
Fifty years after Jean-Luc Godard and the Young Turks of Cahiers du cinéma resolved that the best way to criticize movies was to make their own, another “new wave” of critic-filmmakers, hailing from the iconoclastic film magazine La lettre du cinéma (1997-2005), is boldly storming the gates of the French film establishment with their independently produced features. At the center of this constellation is the writer, director, actor and DJ Serge Bozon, whose genre-bending World War I musical La France is so far the only one of these films to be widely distributed outside of France. On the occasion of the first major U.S. survey of films by the Lettre du cinéma circle (April 13-18 at Film Society of Lincoln Center and Anthology Film Archives), Bozon will discuss his work in conversation with critics, programmers and other Lettre du cinéma alumni.
Serge Bozon, Filmmaker (Mods, La France)
Jean-Charles Fitoussi, Filmmaker (I Did Not Die, The Days I Don't Exist)
Aurélia Georges, Filmmaker (L’homme qui marche)
Scott Foundas, Associate Program Director, Film Society of Lincoln Center
Miriam Bale, Freelance critic and Programmer
Benjamin Esdraffo, Filmmaker and Composer (La France, Le cou de Clarisse)
Phil Watts, Chair, Department of French at Columbia University
This event is co-presented by the Film Society of Lincoln Center.