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Exclusive: Great New Video Essay Surveys Five Chris Marker Films Now Streaming from Sundance

by Ryan Lattanzio
May 20, 2014 4:56 PM
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Chris Marker
Chris Marker

Then are still ten days left in May, which means there are still ten days left in the SundanceNOW Doc Club retrospective of the films of Chris Marker. And in celebration, they've put together a great new video essay that shines a light on the famously elusive director, who was fascinated by memory, existence, cinema -- and cats. Watch below.

Handpicked by renowned TIFF documentary programmer Thom Powers, here's the streaming lineup for May's "Chris Marker and His Legacy" series, which includes several enticing online debuts:

  • "Sixth Side of the Pentagon" (1967)
  • "Chris Marker’s Bestiary" (1994) -- ONLINE DEBUT
  • "One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich" (1999) -- ONLINE DEBUT
  • "Remembrance of Things to Come" (2001)
  • "The Case of the Grinning Cat" (2004)

SundanceNOW will also stream a selection of films inspired by Marker's work: "To Chris Marker, An Unsent Letter" (2013) by director Emiko Omori, Jem Cohen's wonderful "Museum Hours" (2012) and "Description of a Memory" (2012) from Dan Geva.

Of course, the films will still be available to Doc Club subscribers after Chris Marker month concludes. And next up? June, which is Agnes Varda month.


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