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It took until the age of 85, but director Agnes Varda is finally getting the recognition she deserves. The Belgian-born helmer unleashed a tiny tsunami several years before the French New Wave with her first film, “La Pointe Courte” in 1955, paving the way for the household names who followed.
Now, with an Agnes Varda in Californialand exhibition running at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art, a show of new photographic work on view in Paris, and fresh restorations of her entire filmography playing around the world, Varda has suddenly become more visible.
At Lacma, she has erected a symbolic second home expressly for the exhibit. “I have one foot in Paris, one foot in Los Angeles,” she explains from inside what she calls “My Shack of Cinema” — a rudimentary bungalow whose slanted roof and stained-glass-like walls consist of celluloid strips repurposed from a print of her film “Lions Love,” a »
- Peter Debruge
To Live and Shake and Die in La! kicks off this week at Trailers from Hell, with screenwriter Larry Karaszewski introducing Jacques Demy's first American production, "Model Shop."Shot a year after his homage to Hollywood musicals, "The Young Girls of Rochefort," "Model Shop" stars Gary Lockwood, just coming off of 2001: A Space Odyssey. But the real star of Model Shop is La itself; the film is a veritable time capsule of the city in the late sixties (Demy had wanted to title the film “Los Angeles-1968″). As Lockwood’s star-crossed lover, Anouk Aimée reprises her title role from Demy’s bittersweet romance, 1961′s Lola. »
- Trailers From Hell
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