That last detail is a sample of Marker's playfulness, which animates even his most ambitious work. But he never uses silliness to divert from what matters most. The sound-and-image collage of Level Five includes Tron-like grids of light, and a rumination on the theme from Otto Preminger's Laura. Most striking, and most unsettling, is the grainy footage of civilians dutifully committing suicide by leaping off the cliffs of Okinawa, to avoid being captured by the Americans. At one point, a woman looks back toward the camera, a moment Marker juxtaposes with the image of a man who attempted to soar from the top of the Eiffel Tower in the early 1900s, knowing full well his homemade flying cape wouldn't save him: The cameras were running, ready to record his feat, and he felt he had no choice. The woman from Okinawa, too, doesn't want her cowardice preserved for posterity. She makes the leap. It's a moment of both grace and horror.