While in San Francisco for the promotion of her last film in October 1967, Agnès Varda, tipped by her friend Tom Luddy, gets to know a relative she had never heard of before, Jean Varda, ... See full summary »
What does being a woman really mean? How do women live the status society reserves for them? A group of women, beautiful or not, young or not, gifted with motherly instinct or not, answer before Agnès Varda's camera.
On October 9th, 1972 an exhibition of John Lennon/Yoko Ono's art, designed by the Master of the Fluxus movement, George Maciunas, opened at the Syracuse Museum of Art, curated by David Ross... See full summary »
There are two parts to this film: sequences of life in the fishing village of La Pointe Courte (a government inspector's visit, the death of a child) alternate with others following a ... See full summary »
Jacquot Demy is a little boy at the end of the thirties. His father owns a garage and his mother is a hairdresser. The whole family lives happily and likes to sing and to go to the movies. ... See full summary »
Not exactly a movie. It's more of a montage on film.
Salut les Cubains (1963) was directed by Agnès Varda. This film is really a montage of photographs taken by Varda in Cuba, just four years after the revolution. By manipulating the images, Varda can make a couple who are dancing--in stills--appear to be actually moving. (Not exactly dancing, but moving to the beat.) The music is wonderful, and it's good to see Cuba with the eyes of someone from a country who wasn't trying to destroy Cuba. (Remember that the CIA-sponsored Bay of Pigs invasion of Cuba had taken place just two years earlier, in 1961.)
We saw this film on the large screen at the excellent Dryden Theatre in the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, NY. This screening was part of an Agnès Varda retrospective, sponsored by Rochester Institute of Technology and the Eastman Museum. It's hard to know how the movie would look on a small screen. Unless you're a Varda fan, it's probably not worth seeking out.
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