"In the Intense Now" immerses itself in the excitement and heady idealism of the 60's. Brazilian director Joao Moreira Salles brilliantly collages archival materials from Paris 68, Prague Spring (and the Soviet invasion), and the Chinese Cultural Revolution. He explores how the intensity of thinking one is revolutionizing the world can feel a lot like the ecstasy of falling in love.  And when that moment fades, life's quotidian realities can become a hard pill to swallow. It's a movie for everyone who ever marched for civil rights, shouted an anti-war slogan, or expected the women's movement to usher in a brave new world. In Portuguese with English subtitles. (127 minutes)

Film Forum                             209 West Houston