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Inaugural Annual University of Pittsburgh/BIMI Lecture

Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image

Friday, November 15, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (GMT)

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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 October 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), subsequently almost completely forgotten and is presumed to be lost. 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, Copies of the book at 30% discount will be available.

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Birkbeck Cinema
43 Gordon Square
WC1H 0PD London
United Kingdom

Friday, November 15, 2013 from 5:30 PM to 9:00 PM (GMT)


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Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image

Birkbeck Institute for the Moving Image (BIMI) is a response to the growing interest in film and the moving image across the College. Through public events and academic research initiatives, BIMI will address a wide variety of contemporary issues, particularly those relevant to its interdisciplinary structure.  Working closely with the Birkbeck Cinema, BIMI programmes public screenings and special seasons, making use of 35 mm film in addition to the Cinema’s high quality DVD projection.

We will be running a busy calendar of events from research seminars to film screenings. Please check these pages for further details in the coming weeks.

BIMI is funded across three schools at Birkbeck: the School of Arts, School of Law, and School of Social Sciences, History and Philosophy.  The University of Pittsburgh is also a partner and co-funder.

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