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Aug 4
Microcosmos US National Arboretum 3501 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
Aug 4
Microcosmos US National Arboretum 3501 New York Ave NE, Washington, DC 20002
Film Series
Leos Carax Retrospective 1328 Montana Avenue Santa Monica, Ca 90403

MoMA's Carte Blanche to Ken Okiishi

Image: "The Eighties" by Chantal Akerman

In conjunction with MoMA’s presentation of his latest moving-image work, Vital Behaviors, artist Ken Okiishi selects films made between the 1970s and the present that echo, double down on, or otherwise take on its themes of reenactment, embodiment, and psychodrama. In each of these selections—by Chantal Akerman, Želimir Žilnik, Bernard Queysanne and Georges Perec, and Ryusuke Hamaguchi—stories of self-actualization, camaraderie, seduction, and creative inspiration take hold.

Though these films are being presented via streaming and destined for home viewership, this program announces itself as a “cinematic” event, beckoning the viewer and bearing traces of cinephile obsession and committed curation in the form of exquisite rarities and films available in new translations.

Two French movies available:

Un homme qui dort. 1974. France. Directed by Bernard Queysanne, Georges Perec. Screeplay adapted from a novel by Perec. English voiceover by Shelly Duvall. 77 min.

A 25-year-old male student in Paris becomes indifferent to the world around him, and subsequently feels a strong sense of alienation and hopelessness.

Available online: Tue, Jul 27, 12:00 p.m.–Sun, Aug 1, 12:00 p.m.


Les Années 80s (The Eighties). 1983. France/Belgium. Directed by Chantal Akerman. In French; English subtitles. 82 min.

This is a making of a musical, with Chantal Ackerman behind and in front of the camera.It is mostly a collection of clips, talks, directions, lectures..... with the camera capturing the whole adventure.

Available online: Thu, Jul 29, 12:00 p.m.–Tue, Aug 3, 12:00 p.m.


More information here.