The Commune (Paris, 1871) by Peter Watkins

Part of the “Cinema of Resistance” Film Series presented by The Maison Francaise

October 17, 2017 • 6:30-10:30PM


This event will feature a film screening with introduction by Professor Emmanuelle Saada. Film will be subtitled in English. Event is free and open to the public.

About the Film

On a stage-like set, more than 200 actors interpret characters of the 1871 Paris Commune, especially the Popincourt neighborhood in the XIth arrondissement. They voice their own thoughts and feelings concerning the social and political reforms. The telling of this story rests primarily on depicting the people of the Commune, and those who suppressed them.

Event will take place in Buell Hall's East Gallery.  Event is free and open to the public.