The Oscar-winning success of The Artist reminded moviegoers that people were making films
before, say, Titanic. And so Mark
Cousins's marathon series The Story of Film: An Odyssey has come along at an auspicious time.
The 15 hour-long episodes begin with the first cinema pioneers - like Georges
Méliès, now familiar to fans of Martin Scorsese's Hugo - and progress to the present day and the oneiric complexities
of David Lynch and Alexander Sokurov. And then it speculates further, to a
future no doubt dominated by endless sequels of Marvel's The Avengers. It screens at the Museum of Fine Arts May 16
through May 27, and should be a piece of cake for those who braved the 24 hours
of Christian Marclay's The Clock.
MFA is at 465 Huntington Ave,
Boston | Passes $77; $63
students, seniors | 617.369.3907 and mfa.org/programs/film.