Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

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La Jetée Blu-Ray DVD Announced

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On the heels of the thrilling announcement of the new Blu-ray DVD of Sans Soleil, Potemkine Films has announced another exquisite package: La Jetée by Chris Marker in a new "Édition Collecteur," due out on February 2, 2021. The new release includes the 250 page ciné-roman book of La Jetée, as well as extra videos: "Regards sur La Jetée par Jean-Michel Frodon; Quand La Jetée croise Vertigo; Jean Négroni raconte le tournage de La Jetée, and Petite visite du bar La...

CinémAction n°165 – Chris Marker : pionnier et novateur

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CinémAction 165: Chris Marker : pionnier et novateur, ed. Kristian Feigelson CinémAction: Chris Marker Issue Thanks to Chris Darke for alerting us to this new publication with some familiar names contributing articles to CinémAction 165: Chris Marker: pionnier et novateur. This edition of CinémAction is edited by Kristian Feigelson. Feigelson is also the author of La fabrique filmique: Métiers et professions (Armand Colin, 2011), a key work of “interactionist...

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 Chris Marker, Mémoires pour Simone | La Solitude du chanteur de fond 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 personne dans « La...

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...

A Grin Without a Cat – Whitechapel Catalogue Arrives

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The Whitechapel catalogue has arrived. It is a wonderful work of art and scholarship. For now, here is a scan of the cover along with the table of contents, plus a pdf of front and back covers and a link to Whitechapel’s shop. Chris Marker: A Grin Without a Cat – Whitechapel Catalogue Table of Contents Forward by Magnus af Petersens and Iwona Blazwick Chris Marker, the Time of the World by Christine Van Assche Statues Also Die: THE MUSEUM Petite...

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 this that I...

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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Chris Marker, History of Art – 10 postcard set (OOP) While browsing the Wexner Center Chris Marker Store of late, along with the recent release of the English text of Coréennes with a 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...

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 the original text of Coréennes. This item, with a 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...

Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory

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