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Film: Sans Soleil
Sunday, May 25, 2008 - 3:00pm
One of the most striking documentaries ever filmed, Sans Soleil is both illuminating and captivating, offering a profoundly spiritual interpretation of the world, or, specifically, mankind's place in it. The film flitters from place to place, forming extraordinary connections between events, cultures and locations, almost as if this were a dream induced by hallucinogenic drugs.

From the similarities in Chris Marker's other films, it is almost certain that he is the fictitious film-maker Sandor Krasna in this film. His philosophical and cinematic ramblings take in such disparate things as Japanese doll burning ceremonies, contemporary political events in Guinea-Bissau and some radical theories about Alfred Hitchock's film Vertigo, to name just a few. What should be a fragmented montage of uncoupled images and thoughts strangely acquires a coherent whole which is both insightful and astonishingly beautiful.

Sans Soleil (1983 Chris Marker)
35 mm Film
100 minutes
May 23 & 24 at 7 and 9:30 pm, May 25 @ 3 pm
5th Ave Cinema, 510 SW Hall St. @ PSU
Free for PSU Students, Faculty and Staff with ID; $2 for Other Students, Seniors and Children; $3 General Admission

For more information:
PSU Film Committee