Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Jonas will be 25 in the year 2000

Sunday November 11th 2012, Can Dialectics Break Bricks Cinema: Jonas will be 25 in the year 2000. Screened by Jeffrey Babcock,  in high-definition. Door open at 20pm (films start at 21:00pm)
Jonas will be 25 in the year 2000 (Jonas qui aura 25 ans en l’an 2000), Directed by Alain Tanner, 116 minutes, In French with English subtitles.

There are a few films which for me are almost like good friends. Films that few other people know about, but which I have seen dozens of time, and which warms my heart and stimulates my creativity every time I see it. JONAS is one of those rare films.

Swiss director Alain Tanner conjured up this sublime treasure along with the great British novelist-essayist John Berger (Ways of Seeing). This film looks at the lives of 8 people after the collapse of the May revolution of Paris in 1968. This movie elegantly captures the zeitgeist of 1975, seen through individual lives of some Genevans who in minor ways attempt to keep the sparkle of rebellion alive while their dreams from 1968 fade away, facing the reality of the 1970s. It specifically revolves around the principle question: how does one connect ones creativity and ideas with society? In other words, how does one stay true to ones dreams and still survive in a world without dreams? This film opens up a whole bag of questions about how our world functions and how society deals with the creative process.

Rich with thoughtful conversations and insights, Tanner’s films are a blend of documentary and fable. The musical score by Jean-Marie Senia is exquisite and considered by some to be one of the finest scores written for cinema. Its been said that this film combines the political commitment of Godard with the humanistic naturalism of Renoir.

After all the sound and fury of Hollywood blockbusters, what a relief it is to know that small gems of cinema like this were ever made! But that makes the crime that they are NEVER shown even worse! With the current state of things, this film is more relevant today than ever…. and its such a relief to watch a film where people have real conversations about real things rather than dialogue written because of some absurd plot. Starring one of my favorite actresses, Miou-Miou.

Film night at Joe’s Garage, nice and cozy cinema! Doors open at 20:00, film begins at 21:00, free entrance. You want to play a movie, let us know: joe [at] squat [dot] net