DIVERSIONS: A FESTIVAL OF EXPERIMENTAL FILM AND VIDEO | 8-11 MAY 2008 | FILMHOUSE, EDINBURGH
Cinétracts (Chris Marker et al, 1968, 16mm, 20′) Made by politically committed film-makers to serve as agit-prop for the events of May ‘68, these films rely exclusively on stills rather than documentary footage, yet the sense of contrast and movement is very strong and the films very effectively make their point, they attempt to catch the spirit, rather than the fact, of the May Revolution. And although made anonymously, one can detect the hands of Godard, Marker et. al. (LUX)
DIVERSIONS is a new festival of experimental film and video organised jointly by Filmhouse cinema and the Film Studies section of the University of Edinburgh. For more information see 1968.areachicago.org.