Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory


State of the Estate


What follows is a rough translation of an online announcement from the Cinémathèque française on the state of a three year inventory of the estate of Chris Marker, contained in 550 boxes initially upon receipt. The original article can be found at Fonds Chris Marker [updated]. This news is, quite simply, unbelievably exciting. My inner archivist wants to take the next plane to Paris. § Estate Chris Marker: Where are we at with the inventory? In the Spring of 2013...

Chris Marker Dialector Reloaded by André Lozano – English Translation


Many thanks to Dorna Khazeni for translating André Lozano’s interesting tale of bringing Chris Marker’s Dialector to the annual Appel II Convention @ KansasFest last summer. The original article in French appears in another post here, Dialector Reloaded, or We Aren’t In Kansas City Anymore. § André Lozano headed to Kansas City (USA) July 22-27 for the annual Apple II Convention, KansasFest, and to present “Dialector,” the original...

MoMA To Save and Project Joli Mai


New York’s Museum of Modern Art will show restored versions of both Loin de Vietnam and—wonderful news indeed—the incomparable Le Joli mai, in their upcoming To Save and Project international film preservation festival, which showcases re-releases of recently restored cinematic masterpieces. Chris Marker & Pierre Lhomme, Le Joli Mai Le Joli Mai (Chris Marker, Pierre Lhomme, 1963, 163 min.) will screen Saturday, November 14, 2009, at 1:30 p.m., while Loin...

Far From Vietnam Restored

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Far From Vietnam ed. Chris Marker Thanks to one of our readers for pointing out the screening, at the British Film Institute’s 53rd London Film Festival (14—29 October 2009), of Loin de Vietnam [Far From Vietnam], the collaborative film contributed to and edited by Chris Marker in 1967. It is especially exciting to hear news of this film’s recent restoration by the Archives françaises du film du CNC together with SOFRACIMA. The restored film was...

Chris Marker Notes from the Era of Imperfect Memory
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