Afterimage: Agnès Varda on Filmmaking

11/4/13 to 11/22/13

Legendary French filmmaker Agnès Varda joins us from Paris to present her 2000 documentary The Gleaners and I, one of her most powerful and popular films, as well as three short films, two of which Varda made while visiting the Bay Area in the late 1960s. The series also includes her 1954 debut, La Pointe Courte, called the first film of the nouvelle vague, as well as Cléo from 5 to 7, the 1961 film that established her international reputation.

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  • Cléo From 5 to 7

    • Friday, November 22 8:45 pm

    Agnès Varda (France, 1961). Digital Restoration! Shot entirely on location in the streets of Paris, Cléo chronicles two hours in the life of a pop singer. A classic work of the French New Wave. (90 mins)

  • La Pointe Courte

    • Friday, November 8 8:50 pm

    Agnès Varda (France, 1954). New 35mm print! Made outside the French film industry on a shoestring budget, Varda's 1954 debut about two reunited lovers in a Mediterranean fishing port has been called “truly the first film of the nouvelle vague.” (90 mins)

  • The Gleaners and I

    • Tuesday, November 5 7 pm

    Agnès Varda (France, 2000). Agnès Varda and Linda Williams in conversation. Varda's rumination on the art of “living off the leftovers of others” visits food scavengers and cultural rebels, and finds inspiration in both past and present, rural and urban, the political and the highly personal. “Beautiful, absorbing, and touching…a mind-bending experience not to be missed” (Jonathan Rosenbaum, The Chicago Reader). (82 mins)

  • Agnès Varda Presents Three Short Films

    • Monday, November 4 7 pm

    Agnès Varda (France/U.S., 1958–68). Restored Prints! Agnès Varda in person. In the late 1960s Varda visited and lived in the Bay Area for a time; two of her films, the Sausalito houseboat-set Uncle Yanco and Black Panthers, filmed in the Oakland streets, capture the era. The Paris-set L'opéra-Mouffe also screens. (69 mins)