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Chris Marker: La Jetée by Janet Harbord Book Launch

19 may 2009
Book launch
Institut français du Royaume-Uni, London.

Institut français du Royaume-Uni
17 Queensberry Place
London SW7 2DT

To celebrate the launch of the latest title in Afterall’s One Work series, Chris Marker: La Jetée by Janet Harbord, we are pleased to invite you to a special event at the French Institute in London, with a screening of Marker’s films La Jetée and Remembrance of Things to Come, introduced by Janet Harbord.

Chris Marker’s La Jetée (1962) is considered one of the greatest experimental films of all time. This short film, a compelling science-fiction story set in a post-apocalyptic future, where humanity searches to save itself through experiments in time, is composed almost entirely of black-and-white photographs. It will be also be a rare opportunity to see Marker’s more recent Remembrance of Things to Come (2002) which is both a documentary portrait of the French photographer Denise Bellon and a reflection on the two momentous decades between 1935 and 1955.

Following the screenings, drinks will be served and copies of the book will be available at a special discounted price.