2010, Thu, Jun 03

Documentary Moments

"Take 1 - Towards 'Night and Fog': Alain Resnais" with Marie-José Mondzain, Adrian Rifkin, and Eyal Sivan

Chris Marker and Alain Resnais | Les Statues Meurent Aussi (FR 1953) | © Chris Marker, Alain Resnais, all rights reserved

Chris Marker and Alain Resnais | Les Statues Meurent Aussi (FR 1953) | © Chris Marker, Alain Resnais, all rights reserved

Conceived by filmmaker Eyal Sivan, the long-term project “Documentary Moments” elaborates documentary film practice through screenings and encounters with filmmakers who shaped particular moments of the practice’s history. Its initial chapter is an homage to artists who contributed to the renaissance of documentary film in the post-war period: Alain Resnais (b. 1921), Edgar Morin (b. 1921), Marcel Ophuls (b. 1928), and Frederick Wiseman (b. 1930).

A landmark in both documentary practice and the narration of genocide, Alain Resnais’ Nuit et brouillard (Night and Fog) quintessentially demonstrates the use of images to establish an independent authority. Henchman Glance (Chris Marker, FR N.A., 33 min), a recently discovered film based on Nuit et brouillard will be screened as well as Guernica (A. Resnais, R. Hessen, FR 1950, 13 min) and Les statues meurent aussi (A. Resnais & C. Marker, FR 1953, 30 min).

Discussion with Marie-José Mondzain, Adrian Rifkin and Eyal Sivan

"Documentary Moments" - further events

"Take 2 - Memory of The Future: Edgar Morin"
with Edgar Morin, Rene Gabri, Ayreen Anastas, François Bucher and Eyal Sivan
Fri 04.06.2010 | 18:00h More...

"Take 3 - 'Direct', 'Truth' and other Myths: Frederick Wiseman"
with Frederick Wiseman, Stella Bruzzi and Eyal Sivan
Sat 05.06.2010 | 16:30h More...

"Take 4 - War time / War crime: Marcel Ophuls"
with Marcel Ophuls and Eyal Sivan
Sun 06.06.2010 | 18:00h More...