Modern Cinema: Agnès Varda

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January 9 - March 21, 2020

Modern Cinema: Agnès Varda


Filmmaker Agnès Varda (1928–2019) forged a lasting place in film history as a member of the French New Wave — the sole woman director in the movement. In her more than sixty-year career, she effortlessly traversed between feature-length fiction, documentary, and short films. Varda examined people on the margins of society with compassion and curiosity, and made the case for feminism in her films from the 1960s and 1970s. She later embraced digital cinema, evolving to create personal essay films, collaborate with younger artists such as JR, and push her practice towards video-based installation art. On the subjects with whom she engaged, she stated, “I love filming real people; I love to connect with the kind of people we don’t know so well.”