The Beaches of Agnès

wednesday, march 25 AT 7:30PM | REGULAR ADMISSION PRICES

This March, The Loft Cinema proudly presents our second Agnès Varda retrospective, The Films of Agnès Varda Part Deux, celebrating the release of the Oscar-winning filmmaker’s final work, Varda by Agnès, which opens for a regular engagement on Friday, March 6!

As she approached her 80th birthday, Agnès Varda was thinking of beaches: the fishing boats of her childhood in Sète, her walks with Jacques Demy on the shores of Noirmoutier, her late-sixties sojourn to the California coast.

“A puckish, moving and wonderfully eccentric tour through her life.” – Dave Calhoun, Time Out

Following this thread, she collaged a poignant work of cinematic memoir. The Beaches of Agnès offers a remarkable glimpse of the history Varda lived through, spanning World War II, the Cuban Revolution, and the rise of the feminist movement in France; and it’s equally meditative on the films and art that spoke to her throughout her life. But as she travels back in time, Varda is most moved by remembering long-lost friends, and wonders how much a photograph can protect their memories from the washing of the tide. (Dir. by Agnès Varda, 2008, France, in English/French with English subtitles,110 mins., Not Rated)

Preceded by the short film: The Pleasure of Love in Iran.  A couple find their erotic love mirrored perfectly in the architecture and mosaics of Iran. (Dir. by Agnès Varda, 1976, France/Iran, in French with English subtitles, 6 mins., Not Rated)