Join us at the FMC Screening Room on Tuesday, April 19th, 2022, at 4pm for a special, garden-themed film series for children programmed by filmmaker and curator Marie-Pierre Bonniol, which includes the U.S. debut of her film BABYLONE.
"To fulfill its vocation, the garden must arouse the wonderful" -Hölderlin
To accompany the arrival of spring, The Film-Makers' Cooperative presents a program of four films on gardens with filmmaker and curator Marie-Pierre Bonniol, who will be present. Most of these films are silent and inhabited by "something, like a music, that crosses the space and the silence so dense: hardly more than a vibration, produced perhaps by the secret energy of the leaves, flowers and branches delivered of all constraints, a flux." -Marco Martella.
Walter Benjamin said in 1927 that "the imaginary reflections of things fall clattering to the ground; they are the accordion-folded leaves of an album called the dream."
This selection of films focuses on mysteries, the ineffable, and springtime, with five women directors from both sides of the ocean: Marie Menken and MM Serra (USA) and Marie-Pierre Bonniol, Ute Aurand, and Bärbel Freund (Germany).
This program is suitable for children ages 6 and up, as well as to all interested adults.
**This program also includes the films Silent garden (2021) by MM Serra and Im Garten (2002) by Ute Aurand and Bärbel Freund.**