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FILM SCREENINGS

  • La Jetée

    1962. France. Chris Marker. 28 min.

  • Wavelength

    1967. USA. Michael Snow. 45 min.

Saturday, October 13, 2007, 7:00 p.m.

Theater 2 (The Roy and Niuta Titus Theater 2), T2



  • La Jetée

    1962. France. Directed by Chris Marker. A story of memory, La Jetée is set in Paris, where a young boy observes a beautiful woman at an airport, and then sees a man die of a gunshot wound from an unknown assailant. Many years later, following an apocalyptic disaster that has driven a decimated mankind into underground bunkers, the boy—now an adult—is afflicted so strongly by his memory of the beautiful woman that government scientists wish to use it as a means for time travel, with the hope of finding a key to restoring the world to its former condition. The ultimate visual essay, the film is an epic novel told using the most minimal and constrained number of images. 28 min.

  • Wavelength

    1967. USA. Directed by Michael Snow. Since 1956, Snow has been at the forefront in utilizing moving image technologies as a means of artistic expression by creating major works of structural cinema. He helped to define and chart new territory with respect to camera movements, sound and image relationships, and temporal and spatial dimensions while creating astonishing works of lasting impact and artistic value. In Wavelength, a camera zoom slowly edges forward, eliminating more and more of the space of an eighty-foot loft, until it ends by framing a photograph of waves on the opposite wall. Throughout the course of the film, an accompanying sine-wave signal becomes higher and more piercing. 45 min.

In the Film exhibition In Memoriam: Thierry Kuntzel (1948–2007)

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