- Terry Gilliam
- Bruce Willis, Madeleine Stowe, Brad Pitt
Inspired by Chris Marker’s short La Jetée, this futuristic thriller spins a complicated and deviously believable plot involving time travel and apocalypse, “playing with present/past/future tense in ways both clever and confusing.” (Leonard Maltin) It will be shown with La Jetée (1962, 29 mins, France), Marker’s stunning film/photo essay on the nature and question of vision. Marker’s film, on which 12 Monkeys is based, consists almost entirely of shots of a still photo of a tragedy about to happen. The voiceover concentrates on a objective description of the photo and of the process of photography to chilling effects.