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E•pis•to•lar•y: Letter to Jean Vigo
Directed by Lynne Sachs • 2021 • United States, Spain
In a cinema letter to French director Jean Vigo, filmmaker Lynne Sachs ponders the delicate resonances of his 1933 classic ZÉRO DE CONDUITE, in which a group of schoolboys wage an anarchist rebellion against their authoritarian teachers. Thinking about the assault on the United States Capitol of January 6, 2021, Sachs wonders how innocent play or calculated protest can turn so quickly into chaos and violence.