Glen and Randa
Directed by Jim McBride
With Steve Curry, Shelley Plimpton, Woody Chambliss
(1971) 93min, 35mm
Slapped with an X-rating, presumably for scenes of copious coitus and nudity, Glen and Randa is actually a philosophical tale that explores the nature of man and his search to better understand the world. Co-written and directed by Jim McBride (David Holzman’s Diary), the film follow the titular young couple 25 years after the bomb went off and all but decimated Earth. Resembling cast members of Hair—Steven Curry, the actor playing Glen, in fact was one—the two set off in search of a mythical city Glen reads about in a Wonder Woman comic book.
Directed by Chris Marker
(1962) 28min, 35mm
The late master Chris Marker’s haunting short La Jetée is “about a man sent into the future—a story that is told almost exclusively in still frames” (Jonathan Rosenbaum, Chicago Reader).