Detroit Film Theatre


PATIENCE (AFTER SEBALD)

Friday, November 09, 2012

 Detroit Film Theatre

(England/US/2011—directed by Grant Gee)

A richly textured essay film on landscape, art, history, life and loss, Patience (After Sebald) offers a unique exploration of the work and influence of internationally acclaimed writer W.G. Sebald (1944-2001). In 1992 with the publication of his book “The Emigrants,” a winner of numerous major prizes, Sebald was propelled to the heights of international acclaim. He followed with the revered “The Rings of Saturn” and “Austerlitz.” Today, he is widely regarded as one of the most important post-war European authors, and his work has proved decisively influential on many artists and filmmakers. Directed by the award-winning director of Joy Division and the Radiohead documentary Meeting People is Easy, Patience is the first film on this important writer. The film is structured around a walk through coastal East Anglia, the same path followed by Sebald in “The Rings of Saturn,” and includes contributions from major writers, artists and filmmakers, including Adam Philips, Robert Macfarlane, Rick Moody and Tacita Dean. Official selection, New York Film Festival. (89 min.)

“Immensely enjoyable. Should make anyone want to read ‘The Rings of Saturn’ and the rest of Sebald’s relatively small but exquisite oeuvre.” The Observer (London)

“Exhilaratingly original. Those intrigued by its profusion of ideas will doubtless be purchasing their own copy soon after the credits have faded.” Sight & Sound

“A deeply cinematic experience.” Indiewire

Friday, November 9 at 9:30 PM