Paris: N.p., 1968. Vintage borderless oversize photograph from a 1968 press conference in support of Cinematheque Francaise founder Henri Langloius, featuring Jean-Luc Godard, Jean Renoir, Jean Rouch, and Louis Daquin. Photographer's rubber stamp and light black ink holograph annotations on the verso.
This photograph originates from a meeting held in support of Henri Langlois, founder and director of the influential Cinematheque Francaise. In 1968 French culture minister Andre Malraux attempted to stop funding for the Cinematheque, which would ostensibly have ousted Langlois, thus igniting a series of heated protests. Renowned directors and film fans worldwide expressed their support of the institution including Renoir, Godard, Rouch, and Daquin as seen here. Though compromises were made, the show of support forced Malraux reinstate Langlois.
9.25 x 11.75 inches. Near Fine.