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Friday
06
APR

The Young Karl Marx

19:00
20:30
North Park Theatre
Event organized by North Park Theatre

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Woke cinephiles of Buffalo, unite!*

Get a fresh perspective on one of the most transformational figures in human history with The Young Karl Marx, playing for ONE WEEK ONLY April 6th thru April 12th.

From I Am Not Your Negro director Raoul Peck.

NY TIMES CRITIC’S PICK ✓ – "Both intellectually serious and engagingly free-spirited.”
– A.O. Scott, The New York Times

Get tickets and watch the trailer here: https://bit.ly/2GpSJri

*The word "woke" in this context should be understood as a tongue-in-cheek reference to internet culture. It is NOT meant to convey any sort of ideological endorsement on the part of this establishment.

From The Orchard:

In the mid-1800s, after decades of the scientific and economic march of the Industrial Revolution has created an age of both new prosperity and new problems, a 26-year-old writer, researcher and radical named Karl Marx embarks,with his wife Jenny,on the road to exile.

In Paris in 1844 they meet young Friedrich Engels, the well-to-do son of a factory owner whose studies and research has exposed the poor wages and worse conditions of the new English working class who operate looms, printing presses and other engines of industry that enrich their owners while punishing laborers.

The smooth and sophisticated –but equally revolutionary and radical –Engels brings his research, help and resources to provide Marx with the missing piece to the puzzle that composes his new vision of the world. Together, between censorship and police raids, riots and political upheavals, they will preside over the birth of the labor movement turning far-flung and unorganized idealists and dreamers into a united force with a common goal.

The organizations they create and ideas they put forward will grow into the most complete philosophical and political transformation of the world since the Renaissance – started, against all expectations, by two brilliant, insolent and sharp-witted young men whose writings, works and ideas were embraced by revolutionaries even as they were corrupted by dictators.

As director Raoul Peck himself puts it, “Before they’d even reached the age of thirty, Karl Marx and Friedrich Engels had undoubtedly started to change the world – for better or worse…”