Tuesday, May 17, 2016 - 7:00pm

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$8 General Admission

Free for CAC & NOFS Members


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The CAC is supported in part by a grant from the Louisiana Division of the Arts, Office of Cultural Development, Department of Culture, Recreation and Tourism in cooperation with the Louisiana State Arts Council. Funding has also been provided by the National Endowment for the Arts, Art Works. The CAC is supported in part by a Community Arts Grant made possible by the City of New Orleans as administered by the Arts Council New Orleans.



Year 1968
Runtime 100 MINUTES
Country UK

In concert with the CAC’s exhibition, Adam Pendleton: Becoming Imperceptible, the CAC and NOFS are proud to present Jean-Luc Godard’s Sympathy for the Devil. The model for Pendleton’s 2012 film, BAND (chronicling the band Deerhoof in the context of contemporary politics), Godard's film uses the leitmotif of the Rolling Stones at work on their song Sympathy for the Devil at the original 1968 recording sessions to document both the band’s creative process and a narrative of revolutionary thought and action.

Featuring the original Rolling Stones line-up of Mick Jagger, Keith Richards, Charlie Watts, Bill Wyman, and Brian Jones, the film—Godard’s first English language feature—was originally released in 1968 at the culmination of a year of political and social upheaval throughout the western world.

As the band—augmented by Nicky Hopkins, Rocky Dijon, Marianne Faithfull and Anita Pallenberg—works to nail down the definitive version of the song, the film’s plot casts a jaundiced eye on U.S. politics as viewed through the prism of the counter culture and Black Power movement.  

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