La Jetée 1962 M + 12 Monkeys 1995 M

1.00PM Sun 11 Aug 2019 (2hrs 37mins)
GOMA | Cinema A | Ticketed

SYNOPSIS

12 Monkeys 1995 screens with short film La Jetée 1962

La Jetée 1962
Chris Marker's monumental La Jetée is a shining example of nuclear-inflected science fiction. The film is a dystopian puzzlebox - it tells the story of a man drafted to take part in time travel experiments in an attempt to avert the nuclear devastation wrought by a Third World War. His almost monomaniacal obsession with a childhood memory of a woman on a jetty and a subsequent fatal incident has granted him a unique level of mental resilience against the pressures inherent to the experiments.

12 Monkeys 1995
‘A flamboyant post-apocalyptic fantasia “inspired by” Marker’s famed 1962 short La Jetée, Twelve Monkeys casts Bruce Willis, Brad Pitt, and Madeleine Stowe in the trippy dystopian tale of a convict from 2035 who is sent back in time to learn more about a mysterious virus, perhaps unleashed by the terrorist Army of the Twelve Monkeys, that killed most of humanity in 1996. Only trouble is, upon arriving in 1990s Philadelphia, the convict (Willis) is immediately incarcerated as a madman and imprisoned alongside a particularly loony Brad Pitt.The script is by Janet and David Peoples; the latter also penned Clint Eastwood’s Oscar-winning Unforgiven and co-wrote Ridley Scott’s Blade Runner. Peppered with allusions to Vertigo (the eerie Muir Woods scene is re-enacted wholesale), this post-apocalyptic head-trip is Gilliam at his most cracked and brilliant.’ Roxie Cinema

CREDITS

La Jetée 1962
35MM, BLACK AND WHITE, MONO, 28 MINUTES, FRANCE, FRENCH/GERMAN (ENGLISH SUBTITLES) / DIRECTOR/SCRIPT/CINEMATOGRAPHER: CHRIS MARKER / EDITOR: JEAN RAVEL / PRODUCTION CO: ARGOS FILMS, RADIO-TÉLÉVISION FRANÇAISE / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE OF AUSTRALIA / RIGHTS: UMBRELLA ENTERTAINMENT / SCREENING FORMAT: 16MM

12 Monkeys 1995
35MM, COLOUR, STEREO, 129 MINUTES, UNITED STATES, ENGLISH / DIRECTOR: TERRY GILLIAM / PRODUCER: CHARLES ROVEN / SCRIPT: JANET PEOPLES, DAVID PEOPLES / CINEMATOGRAPHER: ROGER PRATT / EDITOR: MICK AUDSLEY / ART DIRECTOR: WILLIAM LADD SKINNER / MUSIC: PAUL BUCKMASTER / COSTUME DESIGNER: JULIE WEISS / CAST: BRUCE WILLIS, MADELEINE STOWE, BRAD PITT / PRINT SOURCE: NATIONAL FILM AND SOUND ARCHIVE OF AUSTRALIA / RIGHTS: UNIVERSAL