Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

Manette Gallery writes from Portland


manette gallery portland exhibits chris markerGreetings, hoping this finds you well!

September 25-28, from 7 to about 11pm

The Works of Chris Marker

Fourteen or fifteen films will be screened here in our cozy gallery (about 4 hours each night), books and other materials will also be here to look at- also the Immemory CD-ROM will be accessible thorough a kiosk.

With a career spanning five decades, French filmmaker Chris Marker has defined “subjectivist documentary”. The Wikipedia link is here: … and a link to , which provides some fantastic background to the work. [Thanks we appreciate that – ed.]

Highlights to Mention

On Sep. 25, one film will be screened which you may have heard of. La Jetée – shot, I believe, (…almost) entirely with a Leica 35mm still camera- this film is well known in part because the plot premise was used by Terry Gilliam in his excellent 1995 film 12 Monkeys (this would have to be the only similarity).

Sep. 26: The Sixth Face of the Pentagon, Marker’s take on the march on the Pentagon on October, 21 1967.

Sep. 27: Le Fond de l’air et Rouge, a 240 min rumination of the fate (or legacy?) of the international Leftist movement, in retrospect. Personal reflections his earlier depictions of certain salient events in the history of the Left, the film was constructed with the discarded material from earlier films, yielding a different view of things.

Sep. 28: Sans Soleil, to me, the most brilliant and life changing film I have ever seen. It is useless for me to attempt to describe it since others have made such progress in that line: Although I must confess, it might be a mistake to approach the film intellectually, tempting as it may be. This film affects me on the deepest levels, I am overwhelmed emotionally… something I don’t know the word for, something greater and more meaningful than “insight”. The amazing soundtrack by Isao Tomita is haunting and extraordinarily zeitgeisty…. If you must see only one of these films, try to make it this one.

…Bring wine or something if you wish….

Call if you have any questions- and we look forward to seeing you!

-Elliott and Monique

820 NW 21st Ave.
Portland, OR 97209

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Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

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