SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 23rd – 7:30 & 10PM
Spectacle is pleased to host the Metropolitan Anarchist Coordinating Council for a ONE NIGHT ONLY screening of Robert Kramer and Philip J. Spinelli’s classic documentary SCENES FROM THE CLASS STRUGGLE IN PORTUGAL.
SCENES FROM THE CLASS STRUGGLE IN PORTUGAL
dirs. Robert Kramer and Philip J. Spinelli, 1977
In English, and Portuguese with English subtitles.
“The main thing that I learned in Portugal is what it means for the left to be marginalized. It makes me wonder why we’ve done as well as we have. People are fed by a mass struggle. A mass struggle is like life blood. You can actually see the difference between a group of people who’ve been sitting in an office all day in Lisbon—doing necessary but bureaucratic political work for the Party, let’s say—and people who’ve just come back from a successful struggle of a tenant’s commission. It’s really like one person looks healthy and is standing up straight and has a positive perspective on what’s happening, and the other person is sort of dragging around and has a lot of negative criticism. My films, more than probably any others, reflect that marginalization.” –Robert Kramer in conversation with Thomas Brom on December 9th, 1975