From: konrad (email suppressed)
Date: Wed May 02 2007 - 17:05:50 PDT
Editing, one would hope, restores history's polyphony.
-- Chris Marker, 1977
Le Fond de l'air est Rouge / A GRIN WITHOUT A CAT (1977/1993)
by CHRIS MARKER, 180 min. in English, Spanish and
French with some English subtitles.
THURSDAY MAY 24, 7PM, $7
Artist's Television Access
N O T E E A R L Y S T A R T I N G T I M E
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First released in 1977, this is Chris Marker's "grand
immersion" (J. Hoberman), an epic examination of the
course of the global Left in the 20th Century. Marker
focusses particularly on the period post WW II until
the Chilean coup. He added a short coda to the film in
1993 following the collapse of the Soviet Union, but
the film was never released in the US until 2002.
(It has not been shown in SF since then.)
At that time Dave Kehr wrote for the NY Times, "A GRIN
WITHOUT A CAT is a work of extraordinary journalism,
but it is also a work of deft and subtle poetry,
visual (in the rhyming of gestures and shapes across
images and sequences) as much as verbal."
Hoberman's 2002 review:
[Note this is NOT "Case of the Grinning Cat" which is
a more recent Marker film.]
* * * please forward to interested friends * * *
Upcoming kino21 shows:
June 9th Video and Performance by David Finkelstein
July 7th Neo-benshi night -- Live Film Narration
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