Thursday, March 26, 2020 - 7:00pm - 8:30pm
Buck Hall

The Owl’s Legacy is master film essayist Chris Marker’s wildly digressive, constantly entertaining meditation on Ancient Greece’s impact on modern thinking and European identity. For two years in the late 1980s, Marker traveled the world filming conversationswith a variety of scholars, philosophers, and artists (and one cruiseship operator) and edited them into 13 thematic episodes, each
loosely guided by a word inherited from the Greek, including such unavoidable terms as “democracy,” “tragedy,” and “philosophy,” as well as more unexpected entries like “amnesia” and “misogyny.”
The resulting series of films function both as an extraordinary introduction to the philosophical and political foundations of Ancient Greece and as a primer in creative, associative thinking, roaming
wide to bring in Simone Weil and Noh theater, the causes of World War II and—of course—the nature of film-going. 

Sponsored by: 
FLL and Humanities