[Marxism] Fwd: Court; A Hard Day | Louis Proyect: The Unrepentant Marxist
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Mon Jul 13 13:02:22 MDT 2015
New Yorkers have an extraordinary opportunity to see Asian films at
their best this week. Opening at the Film Forum on Wednesday July 15th
is “Court”, an Indian film about a judicial system that functions as an
arm of the police by making it impossible for radicals to enjoy the
rights of legal protection supposedly guaranteed in a democracy. In a
real sense, the title of the film might have been “Kangaroo Court”. Two
days later the Korean film “A Hard Day” arrives at the Village East.
Once again if we play with titles, it has an affinity with “A Hard Day’s
Night”, Richard Lester’s classic about the Fab Four given its comic
inventiveness and visual panache—all the more surprising since it at
first blush it seems like just another policier.
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