When: Sat., March 18, 7:30 p.m. 2017
After more than 50 years, people still obsess over Alain Resnais' 1961 film Last Year at Marienbad (L'année denière à Marienbad), which can't be said about many films. In what's either a menacingly empty hotel or an eccentric and abandoned château, a man accosts a woman and claims they met a year ago at Marienbad and that he knows she's been waiting there for him intentionally. The woman claims to have no memory of this. A second man is there as well; the idea that the woman is his wife comes across through implication more than any concrete statement. There are flashbacks, repetitions of dialogue in multiple locations and the strange, mirrored passages of the château. Last Year at Marienbad screens at 7:30 p.m. tonight at Webster University's Moore Auditorium (470 East Lockwood Avenue; www.webster.edu/film-series), as part of Cinema St. Louis and the Webster Film Series' Classic French Film Festival. Tickets are $10 to $13.