Chris Marker Colloquium with Kristian Feigelson
“Chris Marker Behind the Curtain: Letter from Siberia (1958) and The Last Bolshevik (1993)”
A Colloquium with Kristian Feigelson
Thursday 4/17, 2:00-3:30pm
Herter Hall 301
The legendary director Chris Marker (1921-2012) has been a source of fascination for a generation of documentary filmmakers and viewers. Beginning in the 1950s, he wielded considerable—though discreet—influence on the documentary genre. Through film clips and video extracts, with a focus on Letter from Siberia (1958), Marker’s pioneering essay-film, and The Last Bolshevik (1993), his nostalgic gaze at Soviet experience after the fall of the Berlin Wall, this presentation analyzes relationships between history and memory articulated by Chris Marker’s original approach as a cine-traveler and cine-writer at the crossroads of documentary and fiction.
Kristian Feigelson teaches cinema at the University of the Sorbonne Nouvelle, Paris. His numerous publications on cinema, Russia and the Soviet Union include Chris Marker (Prague, 2012, ed David Cenek); Recherches sur Chris Marker (Paris, 2006, Théorème 6, Presses Sorbonne Nouvelle) and Chris Marker Inmemoria (Mexico, 2013, Ambulante). [Colloquium poster]