Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

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CHRIS MARKER – The Cinémathèque Catalog

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Publisher: Cinémathèque française, 2018ISBN: 978-2-330-01569-5 Direction d’ouvrage: Raymond Bellour, Jean-Michel Frodon et Christine Van AsscheEn collaboration avec Florence Tissot Editeur: David Lestringant Table of Contents Chronologie Florence Tissot Introduction Raymond Bellour, Jean-Michel Frodon et Christine Van Assche I – Ouverture Florence Delay — L’invention de Marker II — Guerre, après-guerre Jean Michel Frodon — 1939-1946, fragments...

ARTE DVD Release Pairs Mémoires pour Simone and La Solitude de chanteur de fond

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Mémoires pour Simone / La Solitude de chanteur de fond deux films de Chris Marker SIMONE SIGNORET – YVES MONTAND Deux documentaires uniques sur un couple mythique MÉMOIRES POUR SIMONE « Mémoire des lieux. Une salle de projection dans la grande maison d’Autheuil, département de l’Eure : des bobines, des cassettes, des photos, des placards. Ce que l’on vous propose ici, ce n’est pas la vie de Simone, elle l’a racontée mieux que...

Arte to Release “La Trilogie des Balkans” Chris Marker DVD

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In an email from April 26th, Sabrina Bendali of Arte France writes of the upcoming release of three Chris Marker films that have been put together into a “Balkan Trilogy.”  The overall title of the DVD is La trilogie des Balkans, set for DVD release on June 7, 2016 and containing the following films: Le 20 heures dans les camps (1993, 26″) Casque Blue (1995, 26″) Un maire au Kosovo (2000, 27″) Additional materials and details: Slon...

Soda Pictures Releases 3 DVD Chris Marker Collection in English

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Chris Marker Collection, a 3 DVD set of Chris Marker films published to coincide with the Whitechapel exhibition currently running in London, is out! The 3 DVD collection of Chris Marker films was published June 2, 2014 by SODA Film+Art and is now available for purchase. It’s a thrilling addition to Marker’s English-language releases. Without further ado, here are the overall details on the release. Note: Soda Pictures is now Thunderbird Releasing and...

Icarus, Arte and Argos Release Four Chris Marker Films on iTunes

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The last few years have seen a growing availability of Chris Marker’s films, initially via pirate uploads to YouTube and an underground culture in subtitles, Criterion’s essential pairing of La Jetée and Sans Soleil, then online at streaming sites like MUBI, followed more recently by the great coffret of Planète Marker by Arte (to complement the Pompidou exhibition & retrospective). Other French DVD releases were unveiled, such as the remastered Le...

Chris Marker English DVD Box Set Coming Soon

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I do have my RSS spies out there, my Google and Talkwalker alerts, but it was a real live human being – the awesome Fenn Brown – who informed me of this Chris Marker news. To wit: a 3 DVD collection of Marker films, going back to Sunday in Peking, passing through the essential Letter to Siberia and Description of a Struggle, and finishing up with The Case of the Grinning Cat are being published by Soda Pictures in the UK (no mention on their site of...

Lettre de Sibérie and Dimanche à Pékin Coming Soon to DVD

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As twilight passes into night on the left coast of an increasingly hysterical nation, I find somehow my browser has arrived, as if of its own volition, at amazon.fr. I had received an odd email re. a company trying to brand the word “chrismarker” and my thoughts turned toward the still very much missed bricoleur. I was wondering if someday some entity would trademark everything or if it might be a new line of perfume. A visitor had commented on...

Wexner offers Chris Marker’s History of Art Postcards

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While browsing the Wexner Center Chris Marker Store of late, along with the recent release of the English text of Coréennes with letterpress cover, we came upon an additional collector’s item created by Chris Marker—a set of 10 postcards re-visiting, from a cat’s perspective, the History of Art. The set is published by Peter Blum, curator of the recent extensive gallery show of Marker’s photographs and installations in New York, and offered...

Coréennes English Text Published

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Wexner Center for the Arts continues to offer delights to Marker fans, most recently by offering an English translation of original text of Coréennes. This item, with letterpress cover and translation by Brian Holmes, ships with the purchase of the Korean version of the full book. It’s a companion piece, and bundled as such. For more information, go to the Chris Marker Store. Available only with purchase of Coréennes. Colors distributed at random. Please...

Icarus Releases, Wexner Debuts Grin Without a Cat DVD

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Icarus Releases Grin Without a Cat A GRIN WITHOUT A CAT is Chris Marker’s epic film-essay on the worldwide political wars of the 60’s and 70’s: Vietnam, Bolivia, May ’68, Prague, Chile, and the fate of the New Left. Released in France in 1978, restored and “re-actualized” by Marker fifteen years later (after the fall of the Soviet Union), we are proud to release the film now for the first time in the United States. Described by...

Wexner now offering Owls at Noon

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Chris Marker: Owls at Noon Prelude: The Hollow Men Chris Marker, Adrian Martin, Raymond Bellour Institute of Modern Art, Australia A heavily illustrated study of French filmmaker Chris Marker’s portentous video installation Owls At Noon Prelude: The Hollow Men, with essays by Adrian Martin and renowned French film theorist Raymond Bellour. Introduced by Robert Leonard. Related posts: Cactus Land Owls At Noon Book Published Owls at Noon Exhibitions Coréennes...

A.K. Blu-ray

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According to blu-ray.com: The Criterion Collection has announced that they will bring Akira Kurosawa’s Ran to Blu-ray on May 12th. Previously released as a two-disc DVD set, this Blu-ray disc is expected to include all the special features on a single disc. Technical specs have yet to be confirmed, but you can expect a 1.85:1 1080p AVC video presentation with some sort of lossless/uncompressed audio track. Expected extras for this release include: New...

Coréennes Reprint @ Wexner

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Wexner writes: “The Wexner Center Store has acquired some copies of the 2008 Korean reprint of [Chris Marker’s] Coréennes by Noonbit Publishing.” The order page provides additional information: Chris Marker: Coréennes Noonbit Publishing Korean reprint of 1959’s book of photos by Chris Marker. Over 120 black-and-white photos of North Korea with illustrations from maps, comic books, street posters and paintings. This book was the result of a trip to...

Cineaste Issue & Icarus Films Flier

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Thanks to Cineaste magazine for sending along a copy of their recent issue [Vol. XXXIII No. 4] featuring an illuminating article by Chris Marker: “The Last Bolshevik: Reminiscences of Alexander Ivanovich,” a lead article by Adrian Martin entitled “Chris Marker: Notes in the Margin of His Time,” and Martin’s compiled resources “Some Key Chris Marker Films on DVD (Plus Some Other Works and Resources).” On the cover is a small...

Wexner Offers Immemory

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Wexner Center for the Arts has added the re-release of Immemory: A CD-Rom by Chris Marker, published by Exact Change, to their online store. For more information, you can visit their Chris Marker Store. In Immemory, Chris Marker has used the format of the CD-Rom to create a multi-layered, multimedia memoir. The reader investigates “zones” of travel, war, cinema, and poetry, navigating through photographs, film clips, music, and text, as if physically...

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