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Piotr Kamler Retrospective at Anthology Film Archives

"One Ephemeral Mission" by Piotr Kamler

In conjunction with the film series devoted to the composer Luc Ferrari, Anthology presents this retrospective of the work of filmmaker Piotr Kamler, whose innovative and otherworldly avant-garde animations are remarkable in part for boasting musical scores by many of the towering figures of 20th-century electronic music.

Using a wide range of techniques – from ink to pinscreen to rotoscoping to clay – Kamler created numerous short films from 1959-75, before devoting himself for the second half of the 1970s to the painstaking creation of his magnum opus, the feature-length Chronopolis, a dizzyingly inventive sci-fi allegory concerning the nature of time. This film series will survey the entirety of his career in the cinema, and represents the most extensive retrospective to take place in the U.S. in many years.

This retrospective is presented with support from the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, as well as the Polish Cultural Institute New York, and co-sponsored by the Institut national de l’audiovisuel. Special thanks to Matthieu Lamotte (aaa Production), Dies Blau (INA), Amélie Garin-Davet (Cultural Services of the French Embassy), Jean-Baptiste Garnero (CNC), Tomek Smolarski (Polish Cultural Institute New York), and Spencer Sundell.


Film Schedule  

Program 1: Chronopolis | Total running time: 85min
November 22 at 9:15 PM
November 24 at 7:00 PM
November 27 at 7:30 PM

Program 2 | Total running time: 70min
November 23 at 7:00 PM
November 25 at 7:00 PM

Program 3 | Total running time: 90min
November 23 at 9:00 PM
November 25 at 8:45 PM

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