Summer of 1969/Tout va bien/DIM: Toutes des Marylin(M+ Screenings: Beneath the Pavement)
Movie Name: Summer of 1969
Duration: 8min
Director: Cao Kai

Story: As a child of the rock 'n' roll 1960s, artist Cao Kai commemorates the era of his birth with a rousing rendition of the eponymous Bryan Adams song, performed with the fervour of revolution.

Cao Kai (Chinese, born 1969) is an independent curator, experimental filmmaker, video artist, and writer. His practice spans video, experimental film, photography, installation, documentary, criticism, and historical research. Cao has been a key organiser and curator of the China Independent Film Festival in Nanjing.

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Movie Name: Tout va bien
Language: French(English subtitle)
Category: III
Duration: 96min
Director: Jean-Luc Godard, Jean-Pierre Gorin

Story: It is four years after May 1968. A couple (played by Yves Montand and Jane Fonda) find themselves temporarily sequestered in the boss’s office during a wildcat strike at a sausage factory, while the filmmakers, with devastating humour, cleverly dissect their filmmaking as the film takes shape. The first film Godard made after a serious traffic accident, and the penultimate collaboration between Godard and Gorin, Tout va bien contemplates the aftermath of the revolution as it examines the estrangement of a couple and the breakdown of the intellectual’s role following 1968.

Jean-Luc Godard (French, born 1930) is a writer, critic, and filmmaker known for being at the vanguard of the French New Wave, having made works such as La Chinoise and Week End in the 1960s. He remains active in his pursuit of cinematic experimentation and critical inquiry in politics, genre, language, collaborations, and art.

Jean-Pierre Gorin (French, born 1943) was a young journalist when he ventured into filmmaking after meeting Godard in 1966. The two later founded the groupe Dziga Vertov. Since the mid-1970s, he has taught at the University of California, San Diego, and has made several significant essay films, such as Poto and Cabengo (1980).

Movie Name: DIM: Toutes des Marylin
Language: French(English subtitle)
Duration: 1min
Director: William Klein

Story: In dialogue with the work envisioned by Yves Montand’s character in Tout va bien, Klein’s cheerful ad brings the famous DIM advertising jingle to life.

William Klein (American, born 1928) is an influential photographer known for satire and experimentation. In addition to making over 250 television commercials, he has directed dozens of films, including Who Are You, Polly Maggoo? (1966) and a segment of the omnibus work Loin du Vietnam (1967).
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Run Time
110 minutes
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