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The 52nd annual Ann Arbor Film Festival will be a jam-packed experimental feature and short film screening event running for six days and nights, this time on March 25-30.
Opening Night will feature a reception and an after-party, and stuffed between those will be a block of nine short films, including new ones by Bryan Boyce, Michael Robinson, Jennifer Reeder and Martha Colburn, as well as a never-before-released work by the legendary Bruce Baillie called Little Girl in which Baillie captured scenes of natural beauty.
Special Events scattered throughout the festival include a retrospective of indie filmmaker Penelope Spheeris that will feature her rock ‘n’ roll-based work, including the original The Decline of Western Civilization, plus The Decline of Western Civilization Part III, her influential punk film Suburbia (screening twice) and a collection of short films.
There will also be several films and presentations by filmmaking scholar Thom Andersen, such »
- Mike Everleth
Today’s film is the 1953 short Les statues meurent aussi, also known as Statues also Die. The film is a documentary, written by Chris Marker, who also co-directed the short with Alain Resnais. Resnais is a legend on the world cinema stage, with a directing career that spanned over 70 years, and a filmography that includes classics such as Hiroshima Mon Amour and Last Year at Marienbad. He died yesterday in Paris at 91 years old, and his last film will be the 2014 feature Life of Riley.
Note: This film has english subtitles which can be activated by clicking on the “cc” button at the bottom right of the video.
- Deepayan Sengupta
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