Varda by Agnès
Midnite weekend screenings happen on Friday & Saturday nights (meaning arrive on Friday and/or Saturday night by 11:45pm for seating, the movie starts after midnite)!
Screening event celebrating the release of Naomi McDougall Jones' "The Wrong Kind of Women: Inside Our Revolution to Dismantle the Gods of Hollywood."
Director: Agnès Varda Run Time: 120 min. Format: DCP
Release Year: 2019Language: French with English subtitles
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.
Introduction and post-screening conversation with Naomi McDougall Jones, author of “The Wrong Kind of Women: Inside Our Revolution to Dismantle the Gods of Hollywood.” Books will be available for purchase.
About THE WRONG KIND OF WOMEN: Inside Our Revolution to Dismantle the Gods of Hollywood: A brutally honest look at the systemic exclusion of women in film—an industry with massive cultural influence—and how, in response, women are making space in cinema for their voices to be heard. Actor, screenwriter, and award-winning independent filmmaker Naomi McDougall Jones takes us inside the cutthroat, scandal-laden film industry, where only 5% of top studio films are directed by women and less than 20% of leading characters in mainstream films are female. Jones calls on all of us to act radically to build a different kind of future for cinema—not only for the women being actively hurt inside the industry but for those outside it, whose lives, purchasing decisions, and sense of selves are shaped by the stories told.