14, 15 and 17 Jun 2012, 7.30 pm
You are invited to a very special lecture series that every serious film lover will appreciate. Glenn Myrent, cinema studies lecturer, author and former collaborator with Cinémathèque Française chief Henri Langois, will join us next week with three illuminating lectures. Each talk will be illustrated with many rare photos and film clips, and will be followed by discussion/Q&A.
For reservations: phone Hanoi Cinematheque (04) 3936 2648 daily from 14:00 to 21:00.
Admission is VND 50,000 for Cinematheque members, 60,000 for non-members.
Thursday June 14 19:30
THE ORIGINS OF FILM
Who invented motion pictures? The Lumière brothers? Thomas Edison? Etienne-Jules Marey? Emile Reynaud? Augustin Le Prince? Through slides from the former Henri Langlois Cinema Museum in Paris and film clips, Myrent will tell the story of how movies were invented. Includes footage of Emile Reynaud’s Le Pauvre Pierrot and Autour d’une cabine, Etienne-Jules Marey’s first films, the first Lumière films from Lyon, Paris, New York, Chicago, London, Belfast, Berlin, Istanbul, Jerusalem, Cairo and Vietnam; as well as early Georges Méliès’ films and his recently-restored Un voyage dans la lune (1902).
Friday June 15 19:30
CHILDREN OF THE CINEMATHEQUE
How did the Cinémathèque Française inspire post-WWII future filmmakers in Paris? Chabrol, Godard, Truffaut, Rohmer, Rivette, Resnais, Varda and dozens of other fledgling filmmakers watched films at the Cinémathèque Française in Paris
in the 1940s, 50s and 60s. A brief presentation followed by Jean Rouch’s short „Gare du nord‰ from PARIS VU PAR (1964), plus the first half of Jacques Richard’s documentary, HENRI LANGLOIS: PHANTOM OF THE CINEMATHEQUE.
Sunday June 17 19:30
THE LANGLOIS AFFAIR
Why did French Culture Minister André Malraux dismiss Henri Langlois from his post as director of the Cinémathèque Française in 1968? Brief presentation followed by the opening ten minutes from Bertolucci’s THE DREAMERS and the second half of Jacques Richard’s PHANTOM OF THE CINEMATHEQUE. We will also watch Simon Brook’s GENERATION 68 (2008) which explores why 1968 was a year of worldwide revolution.
A resident of France for the past 35 years, American-born Glenn Myrent is currently Film Studies Instructor at Institut supérieur de l‚image et du son in Paris.
Previously, Mr. Myrent was Film History Professor at New York University and Collège au Cinéma in Paris.
From 1975 to 1977, Myrent worked with Henri Langlois at La Cinémathèque Française, Palais de Chaillot, and from 1983 to 1996 he continued working at Cinémathèque Française as Film Lecturer, Director of Lumière Films Inventory, and designer of the catalog for the Henri Langlois Museum.
Together with Georges Langlois (Henri‚s brother), Mr. Myrent wrote the definitive biography, „Henri Langlois, First Citizen of Cinema,‰ published by Simon & Schuster in 1995. In addition, Myrent‚s articles on film have appeared in New York Times, Variety, International Herald Tribune, Film History, French Review, Paris Notes, and Cinémathèque Magazine, which he also edited from 2001-2004.
Mr. Myrent has lectured on international and French film history at numerous American colleges, universities and cultural centers.
22A Hai Bà Trưng, Hà Nội
At the end of the alley leading to Artist’s Hotel