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Harun Farocki 1944-2014

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Harun Farocki was born in 1944 in German-annexed Czechoslovakia. From 1966 to 1968 he attended the Deutsche Film- und Fernsehakademie Berlin (DFFB). In addition to teaching posts in Berlin, Düsseldorf, Hamburg, Manila, Munich and Stuttgart, he has been a visiting professor at the University of California, Berkeley. Farocki has made close to 90 films, including three feature films, essay films and documentaries. He has worked in collaboration with other filmmakers...

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...

Etienne Sandrin & Catherine Belkhodja to Perform Chris Marker’s Le Dépays

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Lecteurs : Etienne Sandrin, Catherine Belkhodja Musique Live : Rainier Lericolais – Piano : David Sanson Texte et photos : Chris Marker 10 Avr. 2014 : 20h | Grand auditorium, Collège des Bernardins Disparu l’été dernier à 91 ans, Chris Marker demeure une figure majeure de la modernité depuis les années cinquante. Dans son œuvre immense, il y a, outre maints films marquants (La Jetée, Sans Soleil, Level five, Chats Perchés) des pièces multimédias, des...

Arte Now Offering ‘Planète Chris Marker’ DVD Collection

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Arte’s new DVD collection of Chris Marker films includes the following titles: La Jetée – restored version Sans Soleil – restored version Le Joli mai – restored version Loin du Vietnam – restored version Le fond de l’air est rouge – restored version Sixties A.K. Mémoires pour Simone – restored version La solitude du chanteur de fond Le tombeau d’Alexandre Chats perchés Technical information from Arte’s web...

Planète Marker Coming to Centre Pompidou

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Cover, Planète Marker Retrospective + Exhibition, Centre Pompidou About Raymond Bellour The introduction to Chris Marker for the Planète Marker exhibition & film screenings opening on October 16th at the Centre Pompidou, reprinted below, bears the signature of Raymond Bellour—in my opinion the greatest commentator on Marker, and certainly among the most innovative film theorists of our time. Bellour is the co-author, with Laurent Roth, of the excellent book...

MIT List Visual Arts Center Presents Chris Marker: Guillaume-en-Égypte

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PRESS RELEASE | Contact: Mark Linga, Public Relations Officer, 617-452-3586 mlinga [at] mit.edu Hayden, Reference, Bakalar Galleries October 18, 2013-January 5, 2014 September 2013 (Cambridge, MA)—The MIT List Visual Arts Center presents Chris Marker: Guillaume-en-Égypte, a survey exhibition of the work of renowned filmmaker and artist Chris Marker (1921-2012). The exhibition is presented concurrently at the MIT List Visual Arts Center (October 18, 2013...

Criterion Releases La Jetée & Sans Soleil on Blu-Ray

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As you probably know by now, swimming as we are in era of no news is new news, Chris Marker’s incomparable masterworks La Jetée and Sans Soleil have been released again, this time on Blu-Ray by Criterion. Originally paired on DVD in a French edition by Arte Video in 2003, the films came to Criterion DVD in 2007. I believe some of the extras on the Blu-Ray edition, released last week on February 7, 2012, are new, others appearing already on the earlier release...

Beirut Art Center Presents Chris Marker Exhibition “Par quatre chemins”

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Source: www.beirutartcenter.org Location: Jisr El Wati – Off Corniche an Nahr. Building 13, Street 97, Zone 66 Adlieh. Beirut, Lebanon. Dates: November 25.10 – January 29.11 Opening reception: Wednesday November 24, from 6 pm to 9 pm About the exhibition “Beirut Art Center is pleased to present a solo exhibition dedicated to the influential French artist and filmmaker Chris Marker. Marker is best known for his cinematic essays that explore the...

Les Films du Jeudi Screens La Jetée in Second Life

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Though we missed the party, we did want to let you know about a unique event organized by Les Films du Jeudi, who on the 5th of November held a screening of Chris Marker’s La Jétee simultaneously at the Centre Pompidou and within Second Life. Marker’s film, whose fame has grown by leaps and bounds worldwide since its 1962 release (one need only search for the title on Twitter to see the many tweets in myriad languages that reference the always-fresh...

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