23 Nov 1:00 pm: Sci Fi Shorts
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LA JETEE (PG)
Dir: Chris Marker. France 1963. 27mins
One of the most influential, radical Science Fiction films ever made, a tale of time travel told almost entirely in still images.
Dir: Walerian Borowczyk and Chris Marker. France 1959. 14mins
An collaboration between Walerian Borowczyk and Chris Marker with stop frame animation, live actors and collage: an inventor builds a homemade spaceship and has numerous adventures.
Dir: Christoph Girardet & Matthias Müller. 2011. 15mins
A filmic metaphor for childhood desire and imagination. Black and white extracts from films by Jean Vigo, Bergman and Truffaut combined with colorful images of rockets speeding through outer space.
VICTORY OVER THE SUN
Dir: Michael Robinson. US 200, 13mins
Taking its title from a 1913 Russian Futurist opera, Robinson’s film surveys the abandoned grounds of three World’s Fairs—those in Seattle (’62), New York (’64), and Montreal (’67). Robinson’s father beautifully filmed the actual fairs back when they portrayed a hopeful and celebratory future. However, visiting the sites four decades later, Robinson learned how corporate and competitive the fairs actually were, and their “striving for the future” took on a darker meaning.
Part of Ben Rivers Selection.