Cine-Concert: Marseille, The Old Port
Directed by: Various
Venue: National Gallery of Art
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Ciné-Concert: Marseille, The Old Port
Castelli in performance
MARSEILLE WITHOUT SUN (MARSEILLE SANS SOLEIL) (France, 1961, 17 min.) Three young people shoot a film celebrating their city, the largest port on the Mediterranean and a muse for filmmakers since the birth of cinema, with dramatic, open-air cinematography reminiscent of the French new wave. The filmmaker is Marseille’s self-taught cinéaste Paul Carpita, son of a dockworker and fishmonger, who was passionate about recording the daily life of the working classes. In French with English subtitles. Directed by Paul Carpita.
All of modern poetry is here . . . the quais, the boats, the dirty room, the great inspiring themes of the literature of the day. – Henri Langlois.
FAITHFUL HEART (COEUR FIDELE) (France, 1923, 65 min.) A Marseille barmaid tries to flee her lover for another man in this spare, silent melodrama. From the old Marseille waterfront with its bistros and ramshackle buildings, to the park with an old merry-go-round, the visuals capture vividly the sensations of another era. Directed by Jean Epstein.
Introduced by Margaret Parsons, Head, Film Department, National Gallery of Art. Castelli performs his original score for keyboard and percussion.
FREE. No reservations required.