MMFF: "To Chris Marker, an Unsent Letter" & "If I Had Four Dromedaries"
April 16, 2014
Isenberg School of Management
UMass Amherst Campus
The 21st annual Massachusetts Multicultural Film Festival presents To Chris Marker, An Unsent Letter, directed by Emiko Omori (USA, 2012, 78 min, in English)
This collective cinematic love letter to Chris Marker captures the notoriously private director, self-described as the best known author of unknown works,’ through interviews with his colleagues and admirers, evoking a man whose preference for personal privacy made him cinema’s most famous enigma: a man who is his works.
If I had Four Dromedaries (Si j’avais quatre dromadaires), directed by Chris Marker (France/West Germany, 1966, digital video, b/w, 49 min., French w/ English subtitles)
Composed of photographs shot by Marker himself over the course of his travel in the form of a voiceover conversation, anticipating Roland Barthes and Susan Sontag, and revealing Marker’s understanding of the secret rapport between still and moving image.
Introduction by Kristian Feigelson, Sorbonne Nouvelle Paris.
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