On Fri., Sept 30 and Sat., Oct 1: The Bijou Film Center will present two classic films about time travel, “La Jetée” and “Time Bandits,” in its screening room at 304 E. Broad St.
Admission: $5 at the door. No advance tickets.
Show times both nights: 6 p.m., 9:05 p.m. With both shows “La Jetée” plays first, then “Time Bandits.”
“La Jetée” (1962): 28 minutes. B&W. Directed by Chris Marker. Cast: Davos Hanich, Hélène Chatelain, Jen Négroni. Note: This short classic from the New Wave era about memory, imagination, longing and time is unforgettable. Maker’s background as a writer and still photographer are well used. With less than a half-hour to tell his time-traveling story the iconoclastic director offers viewers a stunning example of how less can be more – way more.
“Time Bandits” (1981): 110 minutes. Color. Directed by Terry Gilliam. Cast: Sean Connery, John Cleese, Shelley Duvall, Craig Warnock, Ralph Richardson, Michael Palin. Note: An 11-year-old boy’s bedroom wardrobe (closet) becomes a portal for time travel. So naturally, he encounters Robin Hood, Napoleon, a troop of dwarfs, etc. Terry Gilliam and his fellow Monty Python colleague Michael Palin wrote the delightfully fanciful script.
Beer, wine and soft drinks will be for sale.