Sympathy for the Devil (One Plus One) | Jean-Luc Godard | United Kingdom, 1968

Film - Feature | February 18 | 8 p.m. |  Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

 Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive

The Rolling Stones, Anne Wiazemsky, Ian Quarrier, Frank Dymon,

The evolution of the recording sessions for the Rolling Stones song “Sympathy for the Devil” provides the connective tissue of Godard’s filmic essay on creation, destruction, and revolution. Interspersed with a series of ideological set pieces, including a pastoral press conference with Eve Democracy (Anne Wiazemsky), Black Panthers reading from Eldridge Cleaver and Amiri Baraka in an auto-wrecking depot, and a porn shop proprietor reciting Mein Kampf, the hit tune comes together as Godard takes everything else apart.

 Free for Cal Student Film Pass holders $7 BAMPFA members, UC Berkeley students $8 UC Berkeley faculty, staff, retirees; non-UC Berkeley students, 65+, 18 & under, disabled persons $12 General admission