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Friday Night Films

'All the Memory in the World' and 'Statues Also Die'

20.4.2012
All the memory of the world, 1956. Film Still

All the memory of the world, 1956. Film Still

Statues Also Die, Film Still

Statues Also Die, Film Still

All the memory of the world, 1956. Film Still
Statues Also Die, Film Still

All the memory of the world, 1956. Film Still

All the Memory of the World 

1956 / 16mm, b/w / 22 mins.

Director: Alain Resnais

 

Statues Also Die

1953 / 35mm, b/w / 30 mins.

Directors: Chris Marker and Alain Resnais

 

Both films selected by current exhibitor Olivia Plender

Friday 20 April / 6.30pm / £5 (concessions £3)

Pre-book on 01908 676 900

 

All the Memory of the World

A lyrical documentary about the Bibliothèque Nationale made for the French Foreign Ministry, Memory reveals the behind-the-scenes activities of the library, following a book from its arrival in the vast institution to its placement on the shelf – a “prisoner” until it is checked out. Resnais investigates the idea of libraries as collective memory aids, a hedge against universal forgetting, with the books and librarians acting as agents in the “slow battle against death.”

 

Statues Also Die

This collaboration between Resnais and Chris Marker begins as an examination of African statues that raises questions about their status and presentation in European museums and ultimately becomes an indictment of the history and effects of colonialism and racism. Because Resnais refused to sanction the censored version originally planned for release, the film has only recently become available.

 

 

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Friday Night Films

Independent Cinema MK and MK Gallery are working in collaboration to create a programme of Friday Night Film screenings selected or curated by artists and connected to MK Gallery current exhibitions.

 

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