Past Film/Video | Series & Festivals

Charles, Dead or Alive

(Charles mort ou vif, Alain Tanner, 1969)

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Created in the wake of May ’68, Tanner’s debut feature Charles, Dead or Alive follows a small-business owner who, disillusioned by his middle-class comforts, abandons his perceived dead-end life to take up with a counterculture couple living on the fringes of society. Tanner’s first film introduces a theme that runs throughout his body of work: a character making radical life changes without benefit of a safety net. (93 mins., 35mm)

People reading, man with book in foreground

Charles, Dead or Alive, image courtesy of Swiss Films

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Charles, Dead or Alive, image courtesy of Swiss Films

A group talks

Charles, Dead or Alive, image courtesy of Swiss Films

SEASON SUPPORT FOR FILM/VIDEO

Rohauer Collection Foundation

 

SUPPORT FOR THE FILM/VIDEO STUDIO PROGRAM

Institute of Museum and Library Services

National Endowment for the Arts

 

GENERAL OPERATING SUPPORT FOR THE WEXNER CENTER

Greater Columbus Arts Council

Ohio Arts Council

The Columbus Foundation

Nationwide Foundation

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Charles, Dead or Alive