The Institut Lumière in Lyon, France will hold a Rétrospective Chris Marker from the 10th of November 2009 to the 20th of December 2009. On December 9th, Michel Ciment (journalist at Positif and writer) will give a conference on Chris Marker’s work, which will be followed by the screening of Le Tombeau d’Alexandre. Many other films will be shown, including some of his collaborations with Alain Resnais. Full details of the event are available on the Institute’s website : www.institut-lumiere.org.
The Institute in Lyons is home to a remarkable museum that presents the very origins of cinema, offering to visitors “un parcours esthétique, scientifique et historique sur l’histoire de l’invention du Cinématographe par Louis Lumière en 1895.” The collection includes the so-called Cinématographe “n°1”, which projected ten films the night of December 28, 1895 at the Grand Café in Paris in front of the 33 curious audience members who became cinema’s first spectators.