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Apr 17 2009 18:59
Any good anarchist films?

I watched land and freedom while back but can't think of many more. Please inform me. lots of love.xx

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Apr 19 2009 12:42

Sickdog24
Here's a link to a list of anarchist and related films on Stuart Christe's website:
http://www.christiebooks.com/Film%20Database/anarquismo/index.html

Stuart C. used to put a lot of these films on Brightcove.TV so you could watch them on line. Unfortunately this feature of Brightcove.TV is now defunct
The cinema, included ‘The Siege of Sidney Street (1960), ‘Behold a Pale Horse’ (1964) based on the life of Sabate. A Spanish film ‘Libertarias ‘(1996) as good as ‘Land and Freedom’ and another Spanish film 'La Lengua de las mariposas’ (1999) which was released in the UK with subtitles as ’Butterfly’s tongue’
Some documentaries on anarchism in the US, and lots on the Spanish civil war which despite my lack of the language were visually interesting with plenty of opportunity to hum along to ‘A Las Barricadas’. You can still see a few of them elsewhere on the Stuart Chrisite site.

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Apr 19 2009 20:22
SomeMethod wrote:
Sickdog24
Here's a link to a list of anarchist and related films on Stuart Christe's website:
http://www.christiebooks.com/Film%20Database/anarquismo/index.html

Thanks alot mate. Shall have a look. Always respected Christe, even after he voted in those european elections. Ppl should take a leaf outta his book more often(franco thingy not voting!).

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Apr 20 2009 09:46

I've always liked Winstanley, I think you can get it on DVD now from the BFI, or I believe that Haringey Independent Cinema is showing it this Thursday if you're in London!

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Apr 20 2009 12:19

don't forget Viva Maria! (1965)

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Apr 20 2009 15:03
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I've always liked Winstanley, I think you can get it on DVD now from the BFI, or I believe that Haringey Independent Cinema is showing it this Thursday if you're in London!

I have to move to London sometime.

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Apr 20 2009 15:10

To be honest I wouldn't bother.

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Apr 20 2009 15:12

there is alot going on there to be fair.

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Apr 30 2009 11:27

Thanks for the link

SomeMethod wrote:
Sickdog24
Here's a link to a list of anarchist and related films on Stuart Christe's website:
http://www.christiebooks.com/Film%20Database/anarquismo/index.html

Stuart C. used to put a lot of these films on Brightcove.TV so you could watch them on line. Unfortunately this feature of Brightcove.TV is now defunct
The cinema, included ‘The Siege of Sidney Street (1960), ‘Behold a Pale Horse’ (1964) based on the life of Sabate. A Spanish film ‘Libertarias ‘(1996) as good as ‘Land and Freedom’ and another Spanish film 'La Lengua de las mariposas’ (1999) which was released in the UK with subtitles as ’Butterfly’s tongue’
Some documentaries on anarchism in the US, and lots on the Spanish civil war which despite my lack of the language were visually interesting with plenty of opportunity to hum along to ‘A Las Barricadas’. You can still see a few of them elsewhere on the Stuart Chrisite site.

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May 8 2009 23:09

I remember watching "Rebellion in Patagonia" when I was a teenager. I believe it involved an anarcho-syndicalist union in Argentina. Hard to find copies of the film, though. It is discussed in the following book:

Film and the anarchist imagination
By Richard Porton
Edition: illustrated
Published by Verso, 1999
ISBN 1859842615, 9781859842614
314 pages

You might be able to read some of it on Google books

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May 10 2009 07:32

What To Do In Case Of Fire is pretty ridiculous, but enjoyable.

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May 11 2009 13:54

Also, there was an anarchist film festival called Projectile in Newcastle, looking at their programme might give you a few good ideas.

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May 11 2009 15:31

ok sounds interesting.

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May 11 2009 15:33

Rambo4probably the most anarchist film ever made

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May 11 2009 15:37
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Rambo4probably the most anarchist film ever made

If thats the one set in Burma. I love (rather sick mind) the scene where he hooks up a trip wire next to a unexploded ww2 bomb to blow up a squadron of baddies. If I had to do that in self defense against the fash/authoritarians that would be my favourite way of putting them outta there misery. Oh dear im not pro war/violence btw...

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Choccy wrote:
Rambo4probably the most anarchist film ever made

If thats the one set in Burma. I love (rather sick mind) the scene where he hooks up a trip wire next to a unexploded ww2 bomb to blow up a squadron of baddies. If I had to do that in self defense against the fash/authoritarians that would be my favourite way of putting them outta there misery. Oh dear im not pro war/violence btw...

The best bit is when he fuckin just chops the guy's head off with a machete, grabs the mounted gun and wastes a few hundreds bad guys in the space of 6 incredible minutes

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May 11 2009 18:46

I think there's films with an anarchist esthetic that don't necessarily have a clear political message ("avant-garde"), and films that are perhaps more conventional narrative-wise but definitely political.
One of the greatest critiques of modern capitalism I ever saw on film is Fassbinder's Berlin Alexanderplatz mini-series (after the eponymous novel by Doblin). Cinematically it is extremely rewarding (and I'm not talking occult film student shit, it's just an amazing work of art).
[url]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Berlin_Alexanderplatz_(television)[/url]

(I see it's also mentioned on the Christie list)

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May 20 2009 10:59

There's a film called 'Can Dialectics Break Bricks?'
This is the summary of it by another person :

"Imagine a kung fu flick in which the martial artists spout Situationist aphorisms about conquering alienation while decadent bureaucrats ply the ironies of a stalled revolution. This is what you'll encounter in René Viénet's outrageous refashioning of a Chinese fisticuff film. An influential Situationist, Viénet stripped the soundtrack from a run-of-the-mill Hong Kong export and lathered on his own devastating dialogue. . . . A brilliant, acerbic and riotous critique of the failure of socialism in which the martial artists counter ideological blows with theoretical thrusts from Debord, Reich and others. . . . Viénet's target is also the mechanism of cinema and how it serves ideology"

And this is the link :
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3wPCiyjtBfo

Although it's not anarchist it's situationist so it might be interesting?>
I hope it helps
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Jun 14 2009 19:55

Vivir la utopía (Living Utopia) is very good with loads of interviews from veteran Spanish anarchists, documentary though. It's on You Tube Vivir la utopia and torrents are about.

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Jun 14 2009 21:14

Since the Lumière first filmed workers: 1895-1995 from the book "Desde que los Lumière filmaron a los obreros: el mundo del trabajo en el cine" written by José Luis Sánchez Noriega, published by Nossa y Jara Editores, S.L. «Madre Tierra» connected to the CNT in Madrid.

Les anarchistes à l’écran - Anarchists on screen 1901-2003 Bulletin (Printemps 2004); written by Marianne Enckell & Eric Jarry, and published by Centre International de Recherches sur l’Anarchisme (CIRA)

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Jan 3 2012 17:25

Films about, with ,or by anarchists, and some dealing with anarchist issues (the individual in relation to power etc.)

Love and Anarchy
Matewan
The Anarchists Wife
If...
La Commune (Watkins)
Sacco and Vanzetti
The Molly Maguires
Boxcar Bertha
Joe Hill (feature film)
Bound for Glory
Punishment Park
A Nous La Liberte
THX1138
Quills
Sweet Movie
Salo
Harold and Maude
Johnny Get your Gun
The Wall ( 'Duvar')
Reds
Regle de Jour
Diary of a Chambermaid
Discreet Charm of the Bourgoisie
That Obscure Object of Desire
Themroc
Viva Zapata
Daisies
W.R.: Mysteries of the Organism
Ubu Roi
Accidental Death of an Anarchist (TV version)
Acratas
Anarchists (Yu Yong-Sik)
Eros Plus Massacre
The Legend of Bhagat Singh
The Nine Lives of Nestor Makhno
L'Atalante
Louise Michel
The Great Dictator
Salvador (Puig Antich)
The Edukators
Films by Fernando Fernán Gómez, Spanish Anarchist actor/Director
Un Chien Andalou
L'Age d'or
The Seashell and the Clergyman
Georges Bataille's Story of the Eye
The Sexual Life of the Belgians
La Vie politique des Belges
Behold a Pale Horse
The Baader Meinhof Complex
The Secret Agent
La bande à Bonnot
The Sound of Noise
Fear eats the soul
The Third Generation
The Lost Honour of Katharina Blum
The Boss of It All
Dogville
Manderlay
Evil
Mesrine