The Young Karl Marx

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The Young Karl Marx


Thursday Apr 05 07:30 PM
Friday Apr 06 01:00 PM
Saturday Apr 07 07:30 PM
Sunday Apr 08 04:00 PM
Tuesday Apr 10 07:30 PM
Saturday Apr 14 12:00 PM


Doris Duke Theatre


Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00


About the Film:

Part of European Cinema 2018.

Directed by Raoul Peck. Germany | France | Belgium. 2017. 118 min. English, German, and French with English subtitles. 
Celebrated Haitian filmmaker Raoul Peck follows up his Oscar®-nominated documentary I Am Not Your Negro, with this vivid portrait of another of history’s most influential thinkers. This fervently intelligent chronicling of the blood, sweat and debate that went into the creation of a manifesto and a movement premiered at the 2017 Berlin International Film Festival. 

At the age of 26, Karl Marx (August Diehl, Inglourious Basterds) embarks with his wife Jenny (Vicky Krieps, Phantom Thread) on the road to exile. In 1844, living in Paris, they meet young Friedrich Engels (Stefan Konarske), son of a factory owner and an astute student of the English proletariat class. Engels brings Marx 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, which until then had been mostly makeshift and unorganized. This will grow into the most complete theoretical and political transformation of the world since the Renaissance—driven, against all expectations, by two brilliant, insolent and sharp-witted young men.

Read the The New York Times Critic’s Pick review.

Read The Guardian review.

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