Machine Project’s going next door to the Echo Park Film Center for a very special screening of Je Suis Annemarie Schwarzenbach.
We’ll be accompanied by the film’s director Véronique Aubouy, and some refreshments. Join us!
A film casting in paris. young actresses (and actors) try to incarnate the swiss writer and traveler Annemarie Schwarzenbach (1908-1942). In order to get the role of this emblematic and sulfurous figure of the late 30’s, child of the “lost generation”, antifascist and gay, the actors play scenes of her life, try to assume poses of hers from photos, and talk about their own life through the prism of her fascinating and ambiguous personality. A portrait arises, singular and multiple, public biography as well as intimate memory, drawn up by the woman of the past as well as by the young generation of 2014. Slowly, a reconstituted and collective figure emerges and encounters an own fictitious life.