La Région centrale by Michael Snow

Introduced by Chantal Akerman

Sunday 09 September, 2012
3pm, $7

Light Industry
155 Freeman Street, Brooklyn

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"You are here, the film is there, it is neither fascism nor entertainment." —Michael Snow

Chantal Akerman presents a screening of Michael Snow's La Région centrale, an important influence that opened her mind "to the relationship between film and your body, time as the most important thing in film."

"For La Région centrale, Snow had a special camera apparatus apparatus capable of moving in all directions: horizontally, vertically, laterally, or in a spiral. The film is one continuous movement across space, intercutting occasionally the X serving as a point of reference and permitting one to take hold of stable reality. Snow has chosen to film a deserted region, without the least trace of human life....In the first frames, the camera disengages itself slowly from the ground in a circular movement. Progressively, the space fragments, vision inverts in every sense, light everywhere dissolves appearance. We become insensible accomplices to a sort of cosmic movement....He catapults us into the heart of a world before speech, before arbitrarily composed meanings, even subject. He forces us to rethink not only cinema, but our universe." -—Louis Marcorelles, Le Monde
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