On March 15th and 16th, 2013, Temple University and the University of Pennsylvania will sponsor a symposium on French filmmaker Chris Marker. Marker, who passed away last July at the age of 91, is widely acknowledged as one of the most prolific and inventive media artists in the history of cinema. Working continually since the 1940s, he directed some of the most important films in the history of world cinema, including La jetée (1962), A Grin without a Cat (1997), Sans Soleil (1982), and multi-media projects Level 5 (1996) and Immemory (1998, 2008). Events will take place in the Slought Foundation, 4017 Walnut St., and feature the following speakers: Agnes Varda, Raymond Bellour, Bill Horrigan, Sam DiLorio, Lynne Sachs, Hito Steyerl, Renée Green, Dominick Blüher, Rick Warner, Christa Blümlinger, Gertrud Koch.
For more information, please see the Slought Foundation.