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Feb. 23 Sans Soleil/La Jetée (dir. Chris Marker, 1983/1962)

February 23, 2017 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm


“He wrote me….” A woman narrates the thoughts of a world traveler, meditations on time and memory expressed in words and images from places as far-flung as Japan, Guinea-Bissau, Iceland, and San Francisco. (imdb)

Time travel, still images, a past, present and future and the aftermath of World War III. The tale of a man, a slave, sent back and forth, in and out of time, to find a solution to the world’s fate. To replenish its decreasing stocks of food, medicine and energies, and in doing so, resulting in a perpetual memory of a lone female, life, death and past events that are recreated on an airports jetée. (imdb)
“It’s a BIG WORLD After All…”

16mm arthouse/foreign film series to launch in January at

UFO Factory (Detroit)

UFO Factory to screen biweekly on Thursdays starting Jan. 26;

Arthouse film distributor Big World Pictures will present all selections on glorious 16mm film, screened on two portable Eiki 16mm projectors salvaged from crumbling institutions. Prints will be drawn from private collectors, and rights cleared by US distributors.

The inaugural schedule, to screen from January through March, includes six titles from the United States and France, drawn from the ‘50s, ‘60s, ‘70s, and ’80s; ranging from indies to classics; from Jean-Luc Godard to Charles Burnett, Chris Marker to Jim Jarmusch. (see detailed schedule below)

Jan. 26 Killer of Sheep (dir. Charles Burnett, 1977) at UFO Factory

Feb. 2 Down By Law (dir. Jim Jarmusch, 1986) at UFO Factory

Feb. 23 Sans Soleil/La Jetée (dir. Chris Marker, 1983/1962)

Mar. 9 Breathless (dir. Jean-Luc Godard, 1960) at UFO Factory

Mar. 23 Pather Panchali (dir. Satyajit Ray, 1955) at UFO Factory

All films will screen at 7pm, and are free and open to the public, with donations accepted to help defray any outstanding expenses.

Big World Pictures has mounted a crowdfunding campaign on indiegogo, seeking $5,000 with which to fully fund the entire six-month series. Please visit https://igg.me/at/bigworldpix

In its second phase (April-June), “It’s a BIG WORLD After All…” will present films from farther afield, offering work from Italy to Vietnam to the USSR and various points in between.

For more information and press materials, please see: http://www.bigworldpictures.org/

Jonathan Howell

Director/Programmer of Acquisitions

Big World Pictures




February 23, 2017
7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
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Detroit, MI 48216 United States
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