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.
March 15th, 2013
Panel 1: Cats
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
Slought encourages dialogue and relationships through social and cultural programs.
This event has been organized in collaboration with Penn Family Planning & Pregnancy Loss Center and the Women's Medical Fund, with support from the Penn Cinema Studies Program, Film Sprout and Planned Parenthood Southeastern Pennsylvania.