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The Universal Clock: The Resistance of Peter Watkins

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Veteran Canadian filmmaker Geoff Bowie spins this portrait of Peter Watkins -- one of world cinema's most resolutely utopian and obscure major figures. Bowie follows Watkins as he makes his most recent work La Commune, (Paris 1871), an epic six-hour reimagining of the legendary 19th century uprising against Napoleon III by the Communards. For Watkins, the making of a film is a political act and as such he recruited almost 200 people to work not as mere actors but as creative partners who extensively...more

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