Fragments “around something about the American Revolution” that mix documentary and fiction according to a scheme that will be resumed in British Sounds: the monologue of a reactionary Native American  and the sequence shot of a wire-cage  elevator ride in a skyscraper, conversations with Eldridge Cleaver and theoric discussions between the filmmakers, a group of black men playing jazz music on the street and the rock band Jefferson Airplane showing off on a rooftop in Manhattan, the rehearsal of a long sequence shot of a secretary speaking the language of “executives” and a lesson-provocation in a school with Rip Torn wearing a militar uniform and distributing toy guns.

  • Duration: 90
  • Production year: 1971
  • Country: United States of America

Jean-Luc Godard