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50 Years of Collectif Jeune Cinéma - Where is your Body ?

ven. 15 avril 202215.04.22
19H30—21H00
Anthology Film Archives
Réservation
En présence de Walter Duncan et Marie-Pierre Bonniol

“Founded in Paris in 1971, Collectif Jeune Cinéma (CJC) is a French filmmakers cooperative dedicated to the distribution, promotion, and exhibition of experimental and independent cinema. The CJC was influenced by the example of the Film-Makers’ Cooperative in New York (which had been founded in 1961), and was the first Coop of this kind in France. Like any collective that lasts for so many years, CJC has managed to change and adapt to new situations, while always keeping in mind that experimentation is not a genre or a style, but rather a spirit of freedom, an openness to singular forms of expression, by amateurs and recognized artists alike, from countries big or small, and from filmmakers young or old.

Apart from distributing experimental and independent cinema, CJC has always organized screenings, mostly in Paris, and more prominently a festival, known as ‘Festival des cinémas différents et expérimentaux de Paris’, created in 1998.

In addition to the contemporary films added to our catalog through the Festival, the CJC’s collection includes several historical films of French experimental cinema, many of them still under-recognized and rarely shown since the 1980s (such as, in this program, CYGNE 1 by the artist Absis).

The films selected for this screening at Anthology demonstrate the aesthetic, geographical, and temporal diversity of our catalog. Of course, from the 1,700 titles we hold in our archive, we decided to focus on lesser-known films, mostly made by non-canonical filmmakers, with the possible exception of Marguerite Duras, who was one of the few renowned filmmakers (and writers) to support Collectif Jeune Cinéma from the start.

The program also reflects an informal theme revolving around a focus on the human body in experimental cinema. This theme has always been, unconsciously, a favored one at the CJC, illustrated in particular through the notion of the École du Corps, a group of artists identified and written about by Dominique Noguez in the late 1970s in France, and whose influence is still apparent today.” –Théo Deliyannis & Judit Naranjo Ribó, COLLECTIF JEUNE CINÉMA

Programme

Cygne 1
Absis

France
1976
35 mm
10'

Césarée
Marguerite Duras

France
1979
35 mm
11'

Le Troisième Oeil
André Almuro et Jean-Luc Guionnet

France
1989
Super 8 numérisé
25'

Mue(s)
Frédérique Menant

France
2015
16 mm
10'

Where is my Body?
Julián Pedraza

Colombie
2018
Numérique
7'

Transparent, the world is
Yuri Muraoka

Japon
2019
Numérique
7'

em không là duy nhất
Phạm Nguyễn Anh Tú

Vietnam
2020
Numérique
3'

A Maiden's Prayer
Tzuan Wu

Taïwan
2021
Numérique
7'

Korridor
Marie-Pierre Bonniol et Walter Duncan

Allemagne
2020
Numérique
1'16