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The Young Karl Marx - Wellington Film Society

The Young Karl Marx - Wellington Film Society

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  • Mon 6 May ’19, 6:15pm – 8:15pm


Embassy Theatre, 10 Kent Terrace, Mt Victoria, Wellington



Ticket Information:

  • Public by Donation at the door - suggested donation: $5.00
  • Members Free: $0.00
  • 12-Month Membership: $120.00

Raoul Peck, France/Belgium/Germany 2017, 118 mins HD, M, violence.

Raoul Peck, director of the masterful James Baldwin documentary I Am Not Your Negro [also screening this year], has described Baldwin and the revolutionary socalist Karl Marx as "the two feet I stand on... They frame who I am, my way of thinking and the way I analyse society".

Peck's equally striking film about Marx is a handsomely mounted historical drama – and political argument – based largely on the letters exchanged between 1843 and 1850 by Marx and Friedrich Engels. The film charts their personal lives and the course of their friendship and ideological brotherhood from a first wary meeting until the eve of the drafting of the Communist Manifesto.

Reconstructing the conditions of the industrial age that made Europe ripe for their radical programme, it tacitly evokes contemporary parallels. The densely packed screenplay reanimates their arguments with fervour, clarity and the colour of their personal histories. - Bill Gosden, NZIFF 2017.

Screened in co-operation with the Goethe Institute.

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