Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

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CinémAction n°165 – Chris Marker : pionnier et novateur

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Thanks to Chris Darke for alerting us to this new publication with some familiar names contributing articles to CinémAction 165: Chris Marker: pionnier et novateure. L’interactivité filmique, initiée de manière radicale dès 1950, permet d’appréhender une démarche polyphonique qui n’a cessé de montrer et commenter l’histoire du XXe siècle. Ciné-voyageur, Chris Marker reste, de fait, pionnier et novateur dans toute une série de domaines ici explorés. L’originalité de...

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...

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...

Happy Birthday Chris Marker!

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We would like to invite all visitors—Marker admirers worldwide—to wish Chris Marker a Happy Birthday / Bon Anniversaire. Tomorrow, on July 29th, 2010, he will turn 89. It is indescribable what he has accomplished and continues to accomplish, but we can hope to convey a feeling, a set of feelings: celebration, admiration, and heartfelt wishes for health & many more moments of happiness (hold the black leader). We also wish to acknowledge a celebratory discount...

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...

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...

Immemory Re-released by Exact Change

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Exact Change* has re-released Chris Marker’s CD-ROM Immemory for OS X. This is great news, as the earlier versions (both the French original and the port by Exact Change to English) were unplayable on “modern” Macs and thereby stuck in kind a technological cul-de-sac, languishing. (The background to this lies, at least in part, in the history of Marker’s beloved multimedia authoring tool Hyperstudio, but that’s another story). It...

Guillaume Sends a Message

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What else do you lack to make it right, But cats down under the stars tonight?– Jerry Garcia Well, quickly on the heels (or paws) of Colin Powell, un certain chat qui s’appelle Guillaume – the infamous ironist and stylish dresser (here sporting the T in OG style) – has weighed in on the upcoming election in the disunited, dysfunctional states of america, where hope springs eternal but empire can’t last forever. His brand spanking new t...

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