Screening: Juste Un Movement (Just A Movement)

Thursday, Jun 9, 2022 7 – 8:30 pm

University of Chicago
5811 S. Ellis Ave.
Cobb Hall, 4th fl.
Chicago, IL, 60637

Please Note: This screening takes place at Logan Center for the Arts, Screening Room

Screened in conjunction with Diane Severin Nguyen’s exhibition IF REVOLUTION IS A SICKNESS, Vincent Meessen’s film, in its own ways explores revolutionary aspirations, the echoes of past films, and the response of a new generation to the traces of lingering ideologies.

Juste un Mouvement, 2021 is Meessen’s take on La Chinoise, a Jean-Luc Godard movie shot in 1967 Paris. Godard’s original film followed a group of French students who embrace revolutionary ideals and eventually turn to violence. Updating its plot and reallocating its roles, Meessen places the characters fifty years later in Dakar, creating a new version that offers a meditation on the relationship between politics, justice, and memory.

Image Caption: Vincent Meessen. Still from Juste Un Movement, 2021.