Movie Night: Z (Costa Gavras)

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About this event:


Alliance Française de Détroit 31700 W. 13 Mile RD, Suite 100 Farmington Hills, MI 48334

Friday November 22, 2019.

Pre-movie social gathering from 6:30-7:00. Screening starts at 7:00. Please arrive no later than 6:45 to ensure space for everyone.

Political Thriller. French. 1969. Directed by Costa Gavras.

Plot:

“A pulse-pounding political thriller, Greek expatriate director Costa-Gavras’s Z was one of the cinematic sensations of the late sixties, and remains among the most vital dispatches from that hallowed era of filmmaking. This Academy Award winner—loosely based on the 1963 assassination of Greek left-wing activist Gregoris Lambrakis—stars Yves Montand as a prominent politician and doctor whose public murder amid a violent demonstration is covered up by military and government officials; Jean-Louis Trintignant is the tenacious magistrate who’s determined not to let them get away with it. Featuring kinetic, rhythmic editing, Raoul Coutard’s expressive vérité photography, and Mikis Theodorakis’s unforgettable, propulsive score, Z is a technically audacious and emotionally gripping masterpiece.”

 

Film screening is Free! (A $5 suggested donation would be appreciated.) Registration is required. Only 24 seats.

Register here.

Popcorn and drinks available for purchase (cash only).