THE THOUGHTS THAT ONCE WE HAD
December 22 only
“A wordless, associative, haunted journey – sometimes rueful and sobering, sometimes very funny – not just through the history of cinematic innovation, but through the 20th century itself.” — The Guardian
Described in an opening text as a “personal history of cinema, partially inspired by [French philosopher] Gilles Deleuze.” THE THOUGHTS THAT ONCE WE HAD from master cinematic essayist Thom Andersen (LOS ANGELES PLAYS ITSELF) is a richly digressive journey through cinema, that also takes inspiration from Jean-Luc Godard’s multi-part HISTOIRE(S) DU CINEMA.
A found-footage film composed entirely of unidentified, yet often recognizable film clips and concise intertitles written by Andersen, Thoughts leaps associatively across a vast territory spanning from Griffith to Godard, using dynamically cinematic images and sequences not to explain, but to embody Deleuzian ideas in all their rich ambiguity and nuance.
[directed by: Thom Andersen, 2015, 108 minutes]
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