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A hundred parts, a hundred faces

is a moving image exhibition by filmmaker Rebecca E Marshall which can be seen before screenings from 13 February to 16 March, Annie Waite reports. 

Filmmaker Rebecca E Marshall has been an avid diary writer since the age of 13 and also began to film vibrant moments from her everyday life. She is currently working on a PhD looking at self portrait in film called ‘A Hundred Parts, A Hundred Faces.’

As part of the PhD, Rebecca will be hosting a number of local events and has created an exhibition to be seen at the Electric Palace from 13 February to 16 March, at 7.15pm-8pm before each film screening at the Electric Palace Cinema.

The exhibition consists of six moving image works by Rebecca which are drawn from her personal archive. The films’ titles are inspired by the work of Michel de Montaigne, one of the most influential writers of the 16th century, who tried to create an honest self-portrait with all the strengths, weaknesses, fears and joys of his daily life experiences:

  • ‘Of Age,’
  • ‘The Force of the Imagination,’
  • ‘Of Experience,’
  • ‘Of Dying,’
  • ‘Of Drunkenness,’ and
  • ‘That We Taste Nothing Pure.‘

On the 8 March,  at 2pm, the Jerwood Gallery, Rock-a-Nore will feature
Rebecca as she holds a talk on ‘Michel de Montaigne and Self-Portrait in Film’. It will include clips from self portrait films, as well as from her own archive. All tickets £4.00. Book now.

The screening of excerpts will include:

  • Jonas Mekas, As I Was Moving Ahead, Occasionally I Saw Brief Glimpses of Beauty, 2000, excerpt
  • Rebecca E Marshall, This That Happens, 1995-2013, excerpts from personal archive
  • Jonathan Caouette, Tarnation, 2003, excerpt
  • Agnes Varda, The Gleaners and I, 2000, excerpt
  • Agnes Varda, The Beaches of Agnes, 2008, excerpt
  • Chris Marker, Sans Soleil, 1983, excerpt

On the 9 March, at 8pm, the Electric Palace Cinema will screen

Chris Marker’s feature ‘Sans Soleil’ (see still from the film, left) after  an introduction by Rebecca  and the film will be followed by a talk about Marker’s exploration of how memory serves to constitute an individual’s sense of self and the collective process of forging an official version of history. Book now.

Screenings from 13 February to 16 March at the Electric Palace Cinema, 39a High Street, Hastings, TN34 3ER, telephone 01424 720393 8 March 2pm, at the Jerwood Gallery, Rock-a-Nore Road Hastings TN34 3DW,Rebecca Marshall holds a talk on ‘Michel de Montaigne and Self-Portrait in Film’ Book now.

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Posted 01:53 Saturday, Feb 15, 2014 In: Film

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