March 12-18 This retrospective is part of IN THE WORDS OF DURAS, a four-week festival, taking place from February 18 to March 18, celebrating Marguerite Duras, with film screenings, performances, and exhibits presented by Anthology, Baryshnikov Arts Center, the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, and the French Institute Alliance Française (FIAF). Though Duras’s fame rests predominantly on her work as a novelist and playwright, her engagement with filmmaking was passionate and sustained. Aside from having her work repeatedly adapted for the screen by others, she wrote original scripts for various filmmakers (most notably Alain Resnais and Georges Franju), before embarking on her own directorial career in 1967. Over the next seventeen years, she directed fourteen feature films of her own (as well as numerous shorts), including masterpieces such as NATHALIE GRANGER and INDIA SONG. Exploring the nature and limits of the medium with the same fiercely intelligent, radically experimental approach that makes her writings so singular and important, Duras’s cinema is a crucial component of her life’s work. IN THE WORDS OF DURAS is made possible with the support of the Cultural Services of the French Embassy, Culturesfrance, the Florence Gould Foundation, and FACE. For more information on events at other venues, please visit: www.frenchculture.org, www.bacnyc.org, and www.fiaf.org. Very special thanks to Emma Ancele, Nicole Birmann Bloom, Sandrine Butteau, Delphine Selles-Alvarez & Elodie Sobczak (Cultural Services of the French Embassy); Lili Chopra, Héloïse Darcq, Julia Foster, Jennifer Kutsher & Chris Schimpf (French Institute Alliance Française); Stanford Makishi & Kristen Miles (Baryshnikov Arts Center), and Jean Vallier. Film descriptions are adapted from the Pacific Film Archives’ program notes.
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