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VARDA BY AGNÈS (Varda par Agnès)

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VARDA BY AGNÈS (Varda par Agnès)
Fri, Jan 10, 7:00pm: Introduction from Amy Bertram, professor in motion pictures at Belmont University. Bertram will also lead a post-screening discussion in the upstairs Jackson Education and Engagement space (seating is limited; first come, first served). BUY TICKETS

The final film from the late, beloved Agnès Varda is a characteristically playful, profound and personal summation of the director’s own brilliant career. At once impish and wise, she acts as our spirit guide on a free-associative tour through her six-decade artistic journey, shedding new light on her films, photography and recent installation works—while offering her one-of-a-kind reflections on everything from filmmaking to feminism to aging. Suffused with the people, places and things she loved—Jacques Demy, cats, colors, beaches, heart-shaped potatoes—this wonderfully idiosyncratic work of imaginative autobiography is a warmly human, touchingly bittersweet parting gift from one of cinema’s most luminous talents.

“...Both an excellent primer for newcomers, and a wonderful parting gift for longtime fans.” —David Ehrlich, IndieWire

“A documentary that takes the form of an illustrated lecture, it’s designed as a swansong, a greatest hits showcase that revisits and consolidates her extensive body of work… Varda’s tone remains generously intimate, friendly and unpretentious.” —Simran Hans, Guardian

“To capture a lifetime of greatness in just two hours seems like an impossible task, but in VARDA BY AGNÈS, the French New Wave legend accomplishes this and more.” —Megan Christopher, Much Ado About Cinema

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