The Thoughts That Once We Had
Thom Andersen, The Thoughts That Once We Had, 2015, 108 min
Introduced by Mark Webber
The most recent essay film by the maker of Los Angeles Plays Itself (2003) is a personal history of cinema prompted both by the theories of Gilles Deleuze and classic Hollywood musical comedies. Composed entirely from found-footage that ranges from the Marx Brothers to Pedro Costa, Thoughts is an absorbing and entertaining response to Godard’s Histoire(s) du cinema (1988).
Thom Andersen’s reflections on the movies have been further elaborated in the recently published book Slow Writing: Thom Andersen on Cinema, which will be available at the screening.