Friday, September 28, 2018
9:30 PM–11:20 PM
1983, Chris Marker , France, 103 min.
Introduced by astrologer Leslie Galbraith
Zodiac: Taurus (in irony; Taurus represents Mother Earth, and Sans Soleil questions our divorce from nature and the bounty it represents)
Amnesia of the future: Chris Marker has been challenging moviegoers, philosophers, and himself for years with his complex queries about time, memory, and the rapid advancement of life on this planet. Sans Soleil is his mind-bending, free-form travelogue that journeys from pessimism about humankind’s self-destructive trajectory to some kind of redemption, even if it’s against his better judgment.
“One of the gems of non-narrative cinema, this is less a documentary or an avant-garde travelogue than an audio-visual barrage of potent ideas that challenges you to keep pace with its quicksilver intelligence. Beautifully framed musing on memory and human experience that extends to the viewing of this film itself. Relying on each personal response, this film begs to be viewed, and deservedly so.”
—David Parkinson, Empire
About Cabaret Cinema: Dreams & Prophecy
Inspired by the Astro Poets, the whimsical astrologers beloved by the Twitterverse, Cabaret Cinema looks beyond the stars of Hollywood to the stars in the sky this summer. Twelve films aligned with the signs of the zodiac ensure there’s something for everyone. Whether you were born under a Black Moon or Sans Soleil, come see what the cinema of the past portends for the future.
About the Introducer
Leslie Galbraith practices the sacred art of astrology. She uses the natal birth chart as a map of our soul’s intent to bring awareness to the strengths and challenges we all have, as well as looking at the karma of past life impressions in our current lifetime. Focusing on the position of planets today in relation to our natal birth chart can help to bring to light where we are in our cycle of this beautiful joy called life.
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