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Oakland: La Jetée
Date Wednesday August 16
Time 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM
Location Details
Humanist Hall
390 27th Street
midtown Oakland, between Telegraph and Broadway, below Pill Hill
http://www.HumanistHall.net
Event Type Screening
Organizer/AuthorNina Wax
Emailnwax [at] sbcglobal.net
Phone510-978-9226
LA JETEE
Presented by Nina Wax

Director Chris Marker was a determined experimentalist who still sought to entertain, so it’s no surprise that his most famous film, La Jetée, is both bizarre and compelling. Shot as a collage of still images, it tells the story of a man sent backward and forward in time in order to save a war-ravaged world. This classic film, made in 1962, packs all of the intensity of a full-length feature film into just 28 minutes. Every moment of its densely-layered narrative is fraught with anxiety, longing, and suspense as the unnamed protagonist moves through and across time, trying to avoid death at the hands of his contemporaries, the repeated loss of a past love, and the annihilation of his world in the future. Much more a human story than a science fiction film, it is essentially about the power of memory, and its snapshot format captures the feel of a strongly remembered moment. This remarkable and groundbreaking film is definitely a masterpiece and is not to be missed by the serious movie goer.

Before and after the film, everyone’s invited to indulge in our Humanist Coffee House

$5 donations are accepted
Added to the calendar on Sunday Jul 23rd, 2006 6:35 PM
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