At Jetty's End: A Tribute to Chris Marker, 1921–2012

11/2/12 to 11/30/12

We remember the great French filmmaker Chris Marker, pioneer of the film essay, with three evenings of screenings (including his masterpieces Sans soleil and La jetée) plus a sneak preview of Emiko Omori's tribute, To Chris Marker, An Unsent Letter.

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  • Marker Mix

    • Friday, November 30 8:50 pm

    Chris Marker (France/Poland/U.S., 1959–88). This program is guaranteed to be catnip for Marker maniacs-a sampler that spans thirty years and many modes of moviemaking. Includes the rarely seen Les astronautes, the timeless La jetée, the Emeryville-filmed Junkopia, and an excerpt from the philosophical essay The Owl's Legacy. (73 mins)

  • To Chris Marker, An Unsent Letter

    • Friday, November 30 7 pm

    Emiko Omori (U.S., 2012) Special Sneak Preview! Emiko Omori in person. Bay Area filmmaker Omori (Rabbit in the Moon) presents a special sneak preview of her tribute to Marker, which includes remembrances from fans such as Tom Luddy, David Thomson, Peter Scarlet, and more. (78 mins)

  • A Grin Without a Cat

    • Friday, November 16 7 pm

    Chris Marker (France, 1977/2001). In analyzing history circa 1968, “Chris Marker has a genius for poetic aphorism and the documentary equivalent of the bon mot” (Village Voice). (180 mins, plus intermission)

  • Sans soleil

    • Friday, November 2 9:20 pm

    Chris Marker (France, 1982). One of the greatest experimental films of all time: a journey through Africa and Japan, and a transgeographic essay on memory, culture, and, of all things, Vertigo. (100 mins)