restricted access A Declaration from the Committee for the Defense of La Cinémathèque française (France, 1968)

A call-to-arms published in Cahiers du cinéma to raise funds to defend Henri Langlois, the founder of the Cinémathèque française, who had just been ousted by André Malraux, DeGaulle’s culture minister. Filmmakers from around the world blocked their films from being screened until Langlois was reinstated; the demonstrations outside the Cinémathèque in April 1968 in many ways set the stage for the events of May ’68 in Paris.