Speed Cinema Screening: Young Karl Marx 4/06/18 7pm

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Friday April 6

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7:00 PM  –  9:00 PM

 

Directed by Raoul Peck

“Both intellectually serious and engagingly free-spirited.” —A.O. Scott, New York Times

From director Raoul Peck (I Am Not Your Negro), comes a gripping story of the early years of one of the most radical figures of the 19th century. While the scientific and economic turmoil of the Industrial Revolution has created an age of both prosperity and disparity, a 26-year-old writer, researcher and radical Karl Marx embarks on the road to exile with his wife Jenny.

Visiting Paris in 1844 they met young Friedrich Engels, the well-to-do son of a factory owner, whose studies and research exposed the poor wages and worse conditions of the new English working class. The smooth and sophisticated—but equally radical—Engels’ research provided Marx with the resources to compose his new vision of the world. They unite to preside over the birth of the labor movement, turning far-flung and unorganized idealists and dreamers into a force for a common goal.

The organizations and ideas they created grew into the most complete philosophical and political transformation of the world since the Renaissance—ignited, against all expectations, by two brilliant, insolent, and sharp-witted young men whose writings, works, and ideas were embraced by revolutionaries. 2017, France/Germany/Belgium, DCP, in English, French, and German with English subtitles, 118 minutes.  Recommended for 16+.

Don’t forget to bring your Speed Art Museum membership card to verify your membership.

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