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Friday Night Films

La Jetee

1962 / Cert. PG

29.6.2012

La Jetée

Dir. Chris Marker (Cert. PG, 28 mins)

 

Friday 29 June / 6.30pm / £5 (concessions £3)

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"Incredibly influential, dauntingly beautiful short made up almost entirely of stills. Inspired a generation of sci-fi directors." Film4

 

The movie that inspired Terry Gilliam's 12 Monkeys, Chris Marker's La jetée is a landmark of science-fiction filmmaking, a 28-minute masterpiece told almost entirely in still frames.

 

Set in a post-apocalyptic near-future, it tells the story of an unnamed man whose vivid childhood recollections make him the perfect guinea pig for an experiment in time travel. After a lengthy and nightmarish period of conditioning, he is sent into the past, where he falls in love with a woman whom he once saw on a pier. At the experiment's conclusion, he is visited by an advanced race, who offer him the opportunity to journey into their future world, but he instead requests that they send him permanently into the past, where he can remain with the woman of his dreams.

 

 

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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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