Film Club presents Providence (1977) by Alain Resnais
There was a week hiatus but film club is back for at least (hopefully) three more screenings before this semester is over! The next film is Providence which is a blend of dramatic narrative with quite unusual editing that accompany the motif of ‘memory’ that reoccur (well, it is the entirety of the film so to speak) in so many of Resnais’ works. The film is essentially a story being told by a dying writer named Clive Langham (played by John Gielgud) and his subjective portrayal of friends and family through events which are repeated over multiple iterations with variations, analogous to the way we remember memories, always ever so slightly distorted from one recollection to another. The trailer is quite useless for this film but rest assured that the film is enjoyable to watch (and not too esoteric or art housey).
Screening on Thursday, November 24th, 2011
6:00 to 8:30 pm
@ Burke Science Building (BSB) 105
Here’s the trailer: