The Beaches of Agnès (Agnès Varda Tribute Screening)

A tribute to Agnès Varda (May 30, 1928 – March 29, 2019)

NR, 110 minutes

 

A reflection on art, life and the movies, THE BEACHES OF AGNÈS is a magnificent film from the great Agnès Varda, director of The Gleaners & I and Cleo from 5 to 7, a richly cinematic self portrait that touches on everything from the feminist movement and the Black Panthers to the films of husband Jacques Demy (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and the birth of the French New Wave. (2008, Agnès Varda, France, French with English Subtitles, 110 min, NR)

“A captivating cine-memoir, impressionistic and surrealistic, surveying Varda’s formidable career as a still photographer, filmmaker, documentarian, and life force.” — Carrie Rickey, Philadelphia Inquirer

“[Varda] has a way of never explaining very much, and yet somehow making it all clear. She does this by not treating her life as a lesson in biography, but as the treasured memories of friends.” — Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

“Varda, free from fear and shame, turns her tale of a life lived in art into a work of art in its own right, and one of her best – a rapturous tribute to life itself.” — Richard Brody, New Yorker


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