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Now Available: Lynne Sachs’s E•pis•to•lar•y: letter to Jean Vigo

Posted February 18th, 2022 in Announcements, New Acquisitions, New Digital Files, News / Events

Now available from Canyon Cinema: Lynne Sachs‘s E•pis•to•lar•y: letter to Jean Vigo, which was commissioned for the Punto de Vista International Documentary Film Festival of Navarre‘s program, “The letters that weren’t and also are,” in 2021.


E•pis•to•lar•y: letter to Jean Vigo (Lynne Sachs, 2021, 5 minutes, b&w, sound, digital file)

In a cinema letter to French director Jean Vigo, Lynne Sachs ponders the delicate resonances of his 1933 classic Zero for Conduct in which a group of school boys wages an anarchist rebellion against their authoritarian teachers. Thinking about the January 6, 2021 assault on the United States Capitol by thousands of right-wing activists, Sachs wonders how innocent play or calculated protest can turn so quickly into chaos and violence.