Moxie Cinema's In Translation Series: Varda by Agnès

Moxie Cinema’s In Translation Series: Varda by Agnès

February, 24 2020 | 4:00 pm

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“Varda’s playful tour of her life’s work in the movies is nothing less than an opportunity to get to know one of cinema’s greatest treasures.”
– Los Angeles Times

SHOWTIMES
Friday, February 21, 2020 – 5:00 PM
Saturday, February 22, 2020 – 1, 6:00 PM
Sunday, February 23, 2020 – 4:00 PM
Monday, February 24, 2020 – 4:00 PM
Wednesday, February 26, 2020 – 5:00 PM
Thursday, February 27, 2020 – 7:45 PM

**This film is part of our In Translation series of recent international films of note.**

Film Synopsis:
Varda par Agnès (original title)
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. [Janus]

Film Information:
Starring: Agnès Varda, Sandrine Bonnaire, Hervé Chandès
Director: Agnès Varda, Didier Rouget
Languages: English, French
Genre(s): Documentary, Biography
Rating: NR
Running Time: 115 min.

Reviews:
“It’s a perfect introduction and a lovely valediction.”
– A.O. SCOTT, THE NEW YORK TIMES

“A personal, playful account of a rich creative legacy.”
– STEPHEN DALTON, HOLLYWOOD REPORTER

“Varda’s playful tour of her life’s work in the movies is nothing less than an opportunity to get to know one of cinema’s greatest treasures.”
– ROBERT ABELE, LOS ANGELES TIMES

“This is a wonderful movie — one of my favorites of the year… Even if you haven’t seen any of her movies, it’s like meeting an old friend.”
– PETER RAINER FILMWEEK, (KPCC – NPR LOS ANGELES)

“You’ll learn a lot from Varda’s narration, about filmmaking, about life, about her. If you want to know how to turn scraps into gold, this is the masterclass for you.”
– STEPHANIE ZACHAREK, TIME

“Rendering the passage of time as a painful yet serene experience, Varda by Agnès comprehends what it means to be a human with a natural flair for creative output.”
– ALASDAIR BAYMAN, CINEVUE

“Charm, humanity and a passel of filmmaking insights are all here, rewarding both the dedicated fans and newcomers to Varda, who achieved a new level of public profile in her last decade.”
– LIAM LACEY, ORIGINAL-CIN

“This is a fascinating, informative, and reflective swan song that gives Varda the final word, and some of the due she’s been owed her entire career, as one of the most influential feminist filmmakers.”
– TINA HASSANNIA, THE GLOBE AND MAIL (TORONTO)

“It is a swan song but not a melancholy tune, more a joyous celebratory coda to the director’s life and work, a film that feels purpose-built to dispel any notions of solemnity around her passing.”
– RORY O’CONNOR, THE FILM STAGE

“Like much of her digital work in the twentieth century, Varda’s approach here is a kind of expansive introspection; it’s a film which looks both inwards and outwards at the same time. And like Varda herself, it pulls off the combination of a trundling, amiable pace with a biting intellectual acuity.”
– WENDY IDE, SCREEN DAILY