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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.
Chris Marker’s shock-to-the-senses mind-melter explores memory and tragedy.
Godard, Resnais, Varda, and Marker made this blistering anti-Vietnam War protest film.
Marker’s landmark of cinéma vérité is a slyly political time capsule of Paris in May 1962.
This program couples two of Marker’s droll, idiosyncratic travelogues.
Marker’s 1970 documentary presents a clear-eyed look at the state of post-revolution Cuba.
This program of shorts highlights Marker’s unflagging commitment to workers’ rights.
The haunting, hugely influential La Jetée and Marker and Resnais’ essay on colonialism.
This sublime essay film is one of the towering achievements of Marker’s career.
Marker’s tribute to Soviet director Aleksandr Medvedkin is “one of the key works of our time.”
Marker considers the legacy and meaning of the New Left in this epic documentary essay.
These penetrating docu-essays explore the link between history and landscape.
Marker pays tribute to two giants of Russian cinema in this shorts program.
A trio of films representing some of Marker’s most explosively political work.
Marker’s well-documented love for animals is on display in this whimsical shorts program.
Marker trains his camera on two irresistible personalities in this pair of portraits.
Marker explores the power and meaning of the still image in these remarkable cine-essays.