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Godard recreates the trial of the Chicago Eight (charged with protesting the 1968 Democratic Party convention) in typically playful, anarchic and confrontational style.

1970 96 mins

Director: Jean-Luc Godard

Overview

Jean-Luc Godard and Jean-Pierre Gorin recreate the trial of the Chicago Eight (who were charged with protesting the 1968 Democratic Party convention) in typically playful, anarchic and confrontational style. Eschewing a straightforward retelling, Godard and Gorin present a heightened version of reality in which the participants are exaggerated to polemic and comedic effect, including an ultra-fascist Judge and the infamous Black Panther Bobby Searle reimagined as a marginalised martyr, 'Bobby X'.

Godard's satire of the tropes of court-room drama is surprising, inventive and the most humorous work made during his radical period.