New York State Writers Institute - Classic Film Series

LA JETTE

February 14, 1997 at 7:30 p.m.

Page Hall, 135 Western Avenue
(Free and Open to the Public)

(French with English subtitles, 1962, 29 minutes, b/w, 16 mm)
Directed by Chris Marker
Starring Helen Chatelain, Davos Hanich, Jean Negroni

Almost totally composed of indivdual frozen pitures with sparse narration, LA JETTE was the basis for the recently released TWELVE MONKEYS. Set in the near future, the Earth has barely survived a nuclear holocaust, which has driven the remnants of humanity underground.


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