This ongoing screening cycle is intended to serve as both an exploration of the richness of the Museum’s film collection and a basic introduction to the emergence of cinema as the predominant art form of the twentieth century.

Chris Marker Program

Though he was a documentarian, Chris Marker (1921–2012), was among the most idiosyncratic of filmmakers, perhaps more essayist than artist. In these films, two of his earliest and most well known works, he gives a sense of why Alain Resnais called him “the prototype of the twenty-first-century man.”

LE JOLI MAI
156 min. 1963. France. Directed by Chris Marker, Pierre Lhomme. Narrated by Simone Signoret. An attempt to capture the vérité of French society at the end of the Algerian War.
In French; English subtitles.
LA JETEE
1962. France. Written and directed by Chris Marker. With Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich, Jacques Ledoux. A post-apocalyptic exercise in science fiction, using still images.
In French; English subtitles.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 12, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Friday, December 13, 2013, 1:00 p.m.

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MoMA Theater 3, mezzanine, Education and Research Building 11 West 53 Street New York, NY 10019

Chris Marker Program at MoMA

When
Dec 11, 12 & 13, 2013
Where
MoMA
Theater 3, mezzanine, Education and Research Building
11 West 53 Street
New York, NY 10019

This ongoing screening cycle is intended to serve as both an exploration of the richness of the Museum’s film collection and a basic introduction to the emergence of cinema as the predominant art form of the twentieth century.

Chris Marker Program

Though he was a documentarian, Chris Marker (1921–2012), was among the most idiosyncratic of filmmakers, perhaps more essayist than artist. In these films, two of his earliest and most well known works, he gives a sense of why Alain Resnais called him “the prototype of the twenty-first-century man.”

LE JOLI MAI
156 min. 1963. France. Directed by Chris Marker, Pierre Lhomme. Narrated by Simone Signoret. An attempt to capture the vérité of French society at the end of the Algerian War.
In French; English subtitles.
LA JETEE
1962. France. Written and directed by Chris Marker. With Hélène Chatelain, Davos Hanich, Jacques Ledoux. A post-apocalyptic exercise in science fiction, using still images.
In French; English subtitles.

Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Thursday, December 12, 2013, 1:00 p.m.
Friday, December 13, 2013, 1:00 p.m.

More information @ MoMA

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