Whitechapel Gallery:Chris Marker: A Grin Without a Cat


16 April – 22 June 2014

Galleries 1, 8 & Victor Petitgas Gallery

(Gallery 9)

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Visionary French filmmaker Chris Marker (1921–2012) created vivid film-essays that lace realism with science fiction and lyricism with politics. Changing his name, declining to be photographed or interviewed, Marker was both enigma and legend. His influence extends across art, experimental film and mainstream cinema: his 1962 masterpiece La Jetée was the basis of Terry Gilliam’s 1995 Twelve Monkeys.

via Chris Marker: A Grin Without a Cat.

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