The Baker-Nord Center for the Humanities’ Revolution Film Series continues Monday, Feb. 11, with The Persecution and Assassination of Jean-Paul Marat as Performed by the Inmates of the Asylum of Charenton Under the Direction of the Marquis de Sade (aka Marat/Sade). Jeffrey Ullom, assistant professor of theater, will introduce the film at 6 p.m. in the Wolstein Research Building auditorium.
This 1967 film, based upon the Peter Weiss/Peter Brook Broadway production, tells the story of the Marquis de Sade, who uses Charenton mental hospital patients to stage a play based on the life of the French Revolution martyr Jean-Paul Marat. The film weaves the theatricality of violence, song, sex, and radical ’60s politics into a memorable tapestry of images and ideas.
This film is part of the Baker-Nord Center’s yearlong theme of “Revolution.” For more information, visit humanities.case.edu/index.php or contact Maggie Kaminski at 216.368.2242 or firstname.lastname@example.org.