Clip from La Jetée, Chris Marker, 1962.
There’s a Chris Marker retrospective on at the Whitechapel at the moment - do I need to say go? I’ll say it anyway: “GO”
in brief this is a very well curated, well designed exhibition which brings together all the moments I love about Marker and more. In addition there are screenings of his films, both at the Whitechapel and at the Barbican. You really have no excuse to miss any Marker magic!
"If they don’t see happiness in the picture, at least they’ll see the black."
Chris Marker: A Grin Without a Cat
16 April - 22 June, Whitechapel Gallery (admission free).
Whitechapel information and events programme:
Chris Marker: Memories of a Film Pioneer
23 April - 13 May, Barbican (cinema - prices vary).
Barbican film programme: