Film Series

Chris Marker

 
 
Aug 15—Aug 28, 2014
 
 
 
 
 
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A sui generis cinema poet who virtually invented the essay film, French multimedia artist Chris Marker used highly personal collages of moving images, photography, and text to explore weighty themes of time, memory, and political upheaval with a playful wit and a remarkably agile mind. Marxism, time travel, and cartoon cats all co-exist in Marker’s dazzlingly imaginative alternate realities.

This comprehensive retrospective features the North American theatrical premiere of Marker's 1997 film Level Five, newly restored and playing for one week only.


 
PAST EVENTS
Film
Level Five
 

Chris Marker’s shock-to-the-senses mind-melter explores memory and tragedy.

Aug 15—Aug 21, 2014
Newly restored
 
 
Film
Far From Vietnam
 

Godard, Resnais, Varda, and Marker made this blistering anti-Vietnam War protest film.

Sat, Aug 16, 2014
 
 
Film
Le Joli Mai
 

Marker’s landmark of cinéma vérité is a slyly political time capsule of Paris in May 1962.

Sun, Aug 17, 2014
 
 
Film
A Letter From Siberia + Sunday in Peking
 

This program couples two of Marker’s droll, idiosyncratic travelogues.

Mon, Aug 18, 2014
Curator's Choice
 
 
Film
The Battle of the Ten Million
 

Marker’s 1970 documentary presents a clear-eyed look at the state of post-revolution Cuba.  

Tue, Aug 19, 2014
 
 
Film
2084 + Be Seeing You + Class of Struggle
 

This program of shorts highlights Marker’s unflagging commitment to workers’ rights.

 

Wed, Aug 20, 2014
 
 
Film
La Jetée + Statues Also Die
 

The haunting, hugely influential La Jetée and Marker and Resnais’ essay on colonialism.

Fri, Aug 22, 2014
 
 
Film
Sans Soleil
 

This sublime essay film is one of the towering achievements of Marker’s career.

Sat, Aug 23, 2014
 
 
Film
The Last Bolshevik
 

Marker’s tribute to Soviet director Aleksandr Medvedkin is “one of the key works of our time.”

Sun, Aug 24, 2014
 
 
Film
A Grin Without a Cat
 

Marker considers the legacy and meaning of the New Left in this epic documentary essay.

Sun, Aug 24, 2014
 
 
Film
Description of a Struggle + ... A Valparaíso
 

These penetrating docu-essays explore the link between history and landscape.

 

Mon, Aug 25, 2014
 
 
Film
One Day in the Life of Andrei Aresenevich + The Train Rolls On
 

Marker pays tribute to two giants of Russian cinema in this shorts program.

 

Mon, Aug 25, 2014
 
 
Film
Prime Time... + Sixth Side of the Pentagon + Embassy
 

A trio of films representing some of Marker’s most explosively political work.

Tue, Aug 26, 2014
 
 
Film
Bestiary + Les hommes de la baleine + Three Cheers for the Whale
 

Marker’s well-documented love for animals is on display in this whimsical shorts program.

Wed, Aug 27, 2014
 
 
Film
The Koumiko Mystery + Matta
 

Marker trains his camera on two irresistible personalities in this pair of portraits.

Wed, Aug 27, 2014
 
 
Film
If I Had 4 Dromedaries + Remembrance of Things to Come
 

Marker explores the power and meaning of the still image in these remarkable cine-essays.

 

Thu, Aug 28, 2014