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Chronicle of a Summer (Jean Rouch | France | 1961 | 12)

Jean Rouch | France | 1961 | 12

Chronicle of a Summer (Jean Rouch  |  France  |  1961  |  12)

The pioneering documentary that launched the cine-verite movement paints a dizzying, breathless portrait of the lives of a diverse cross-section of Parisians in the summer of 1960. Taking their camera out into the streets of Paris to document the experiences of factory workers, students, immigrants and young holocaust survivors alike, Jean Rouch and Edgar Morin yield startling insights about the lives of diverse communities in Paris, to conjure a profound, sprawling meditation upon the nature of happiness.

This screening was introduced with Parisian chansons from Coreen Scott.

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