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Things That Quicken the Heart— Chris Marker: A Symposium

Penn SP2 Social Justice and Arts Integration Initiative & Slought

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The Department of Film and Media Arts at Temple University, the Cinema Studies Program at the University of Pennsylvania, and Slought Foundation is pleased to announce Things That Quicken the Heart-- Chris Marker: a Symposium on March 15-16, 2013. 

The symposium will explore the work of the late French filmmaker Chris Marker, who passed away in July 2012 at the age of 91 and is widely acknowledged as one of the most prolific and inventive media artists in the history of cinema. Working continually since the 1940s, Marker directed some of the most important films in the history of world cinema, including La jetée (1962), A Grin without a Cat (1997), Sans Soleil (1982), and multi-media projectsLevel 5 (1996) and Immemory (1998, 2008). 

The symposium will feature a variety of speakers in conversation, including Agnes Varda, Raymond Bellour, Bill Horrigan, Sam Di Iorio, Lynne Sachs, Hito Steyerl, Renée Green, Dominique Blüher, Rick Warner, Christa Blümlinger, and Gertrud Koch.

Symposium Schedule 

March 15th, 2013 
Panel 1: Cats 
Marker Forever
Opening Remarks by Nora M. Alter and Timothy Corrigan 
Moderated by Molly Nesbit; Presentations by Raymond Bellour and 
Agnes Varda

Reception to follow 

March 16th, 2013 
Panel 2: Elephants 
An Auteur without an Image: Marker in History
Moderated by Jean-Michel Rabaté; Presentations by Dominick Blüher, Sam Di Iorio, and Rick Warner 

Panel 3: Owls 
Remembrance of Films to Come: Marker and Future Media
Moderated by Timothy Corrigan; Presentations by Christa Blümlinger, Gertrud Koch, and Bill Horrigan 

Panel 4: Wolves 
The Cinema Rolls On: Filmmakers Under the Influence
Moderated by Rea Tajiri; Presentations by Renée Green, Lynne Sachs, Hito Steyerl 

Have questions about Things That Quicken the Heart— Chris Marker: A Symposium? Contact Penn SP2 Social Justice and Arts Integration Initiative & Slought


Slought Foundation
4017 Walnut St
Philadelphia, PA 19104

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Penn SP2 Social Justice and Arts Integration Initiative & Slought

This Initiative makes the bold claim that the arts are an indispensable means and method of imagining justice and making democracy. Through public programming and educational opportunities, we aim to harness the power of university and community collaboration and elevate stories and histories of the struggle for justice in Philadelphia and beyond.

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