In Chris Marker's Studio discussion set for New York's Metrograph

Colin MacCabe, Adam Bartos, Ben Lerner and Michael Almereyda to take part

by Anne-Katrin Titze

Colin MacCabe in a Chris Marker CATS GO BARACK T-shirt
Colin MacCabe in a Chris Marker CATS GO BARACK T-shirt Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

The Seasons In Quincy: Four Portraits Of John Berger co-director Colin MacCabe and photographer Adam Bartos will be joined by Ben Lerner and Experimenter director Michael Almereyda for an In Chris Marker's Studio panel discussion following the screenings of Marker's Cat Listening To Music (Chat Écoutant La Musique), Ouvroir, Second Life featuring Guillaume-en-Égypte and excerpts from Agnès Varda's Agnès De Ci De Là Varda at Metrograph in New York.

Michael Almereyda's Escapes subject Hampton Fancher at BAMcinemaFest
Michael Almereyda's Escapes subject Hampton Fancher at BAMcinemaFest Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Almereyda's two latest films, Marjorie Prime (starring Lois Smith, Jon Hamm, Geena Davis, Tim Robbins) and his Hampton Fancher documentary Escapes will be released this summer in the US.

Marker's Sans Soleil, Tokyo Days and his Le Joli Mai with Pierre Lhomme will be shown as part of the series celebrating another cat man. In addition, the New York Public Library for the Performing Arts at Lincoln Center will screen Congo Oyé (We Have Come Back), Chris Marker's never completed film in collaboration with Bill Stephens, Paul Roussopoulas, Carole Roussopoulas, Kathleen Cleaver and Eldridge Cleaver, followed by a discussion between Kazembe Balagun and Matt Peterson on July 15.

Adam Bartos and Colin MacCabe's Studio: Remembering Chris Marker with an introduction by Ben Lerner is published by John Oakes and Colin Robinson's OR Books (2017).

I bet Chris Marker would have loved Ceyda Torun's KEDi
I bet Chris Marker would have loved Ceyda Torun's KEDi

Colin MacCabe had a party for his Perpetual Carnival: Essays On Film And Literature (Oxford University Press, 2017) at Criterion on Park Avenue South at the end of last year when I photographed him wearing the Chris Marker CATS GO BARACK T-shirt.

The Seasons In Quincy: Four Portraits Of John Berger is currently in cinemas in the UK.

For Chris Marker fans, KEDi is also in cinemas in the UK.

Escapes opens at the IFC Center on July 26.

Marjorie Prime is at the Quad Cinema on August 18.

In Chris Marker's Studio runs from July 12 through July 16.

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