A Marxist-Leninist expelled from the British Communist Party joins the Revolutionary Party of the Third World, sleeps around, and attempts to rethink his place within the revolution after the events of the 1968 May uprising in Paris.
Dotting the horizon on the right of the picture is the great fleet of transports, while scattered all along the beach and piled high to the left are hundreds upon hundreds of ammunition cases.
"A great pack train approaches rapidly, following the gray bell-mule. Cowboys dash to and fro, keeping them bunched. Clouds of dust arise as they pass."
Around the film hang fascinating questions about border politics, which I’ll touch on in an introduction before the screening. One of Eugene Buck’s motivations for making the film may have been his rough cross-examination during his kidnappers’ first trials, in October 1913, when defense attorneys cast him as a confused and unreliable witness against idealistic freedom fighters. On film he could reproduce the pursuit, the shootouts, his kidnapping, and his friend’s murder just as he had testified. Reenacting the crime on film may have been the best revenge—and a way to honor the sacrifice of Deputy Ortiz, a twenty-year police veteran and, for the era, a rare Mexican American lawman.
"The Second Balkan War. At the beginning of the battle of Bregalnica, the Danube Division of I age class under leadership of Colonel Pavle Jurisic Sturm was located in the direction of Krivorecka on the positions of Car summit – Kalin kamen (Kalin stone) – Sveta voda (Holy water), with the mission to secure the left side of the I Army, which was supposed to lead the offensive. According to the military report written in Konopnici on the 11th July 1913, the cameramen of the producer Djoka Bogdanovic filmed the ammunition column of the Danube Division of I age class during ammunition placement on the position of Car summit. On this occasion, Komora oxen were filmed while grazing near the military camp, as well as harnessing them in Komora cart and headway of the ammunition column towards the position of Car summit." Yugoslav Cinematheque