|Chris Marker, La Jetée|
"Pictures worth a thousand words" shows
films which tell their stories almost entirely with still
photographs (but watch closely!).
Chris Marker’s classic La Jetée – the inspiration for the Terry Gilliam film 12 Monkeys – is the story of a mysterious childhood memory in a dystopian future. Using still photos, a hot plate, and a poignant narration, Hollis Frampton’s film (nostalgia) works an ingenious cognitive trick on the audience, while Morgan Fisher’s Production Stills turns a Polaroid camera on a movie camera, then turns the movie camera back on the Polaroid photos and thus manages to document its own making!
Meanwhile, in his Screen Tests, Andy Warhol turns the still portrait on its head by posing his subjects in front of a moving camera and asking them not to move (some play along, some don’t!).
|Hollis Frampton, (nostalgia) (courtesy Anthology Film Archives)|
Production Stills (Morgan Fisher, 1970), 16mm, black & white, sound, 11 minutes
(nostalgia) (Hapax Legomena I) (Hollis Frampton, 1971), 16mm, black & white, sound, 36 minutes
selected Screen Tests (Andy Warhol, 1964-66), 16mm, black & white, silent, 9 minutes
La Jetée (Chris Marker, 1962), 16mm, black & white, sound, 28 minutes
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STILL/MOVING is a Film Love event, programmed and hosted by Andy Ditzler for Frequent Small Meals. Film Love exists to provide access to great but rarely-screened films, and to promote awareness of the rich history of experimental and avant-garde film. Film Love was voted Best Film Series in Atlanta by the critics of Creative Loafing in 2006.
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