[November 2018] Rive Gauche 2/Varda

“The tension between a superficial high-gloss beauty and a dryer and deeper grounding in life marks all of Varda’s works, sometimes ambiguously as in Le Bonheur, sometimes fancifully as in Les Créatures. One Sings, the Other Doesn’t, the feminist anthem and bonding picture, is perhaps her most political film, and—surprisingly for such an overt “message” movie— one of her most enduring, while Vagabond, the 1985 film starring Sandrine Bonnaire as an unrepentant drifter who refuses to present herself as a female object and eludes all claims of men and law, is the masterpiece toward which the remarkable Cléo from 5 to 7 points.”  Molly Haskell

Thursday, November 1 | 8PM La Pointe Courte France 1955 d. Agnès Varda with Silvia Monfort and Philippe Noiret. In French with English subtitles. Black and white. 86 m

Thursday, November 8 | 8PM Cléo de 5 à 7 aka Cléo from 5 to 7  France 1962 d. Agnès Varda with  Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dominique Davray, Dorothée Blanc and Michel Legrand. In French with English subtitles. Black and white. 90 m

Thursday, November 15 | 8PM Le Bonheur aka Happiness France 1965 d. Agnès Varda with Jean-Claude Drouot, Claire Drouot and Marie-France Boyer. In French with English subtitles. Black and white. 80 m

Thursday, November 22 | 8PM L’une chante, l’autre pas aka One Sings, the Other Doesn’t France 1977 d. Agnès Varda with Thérèse Liotard, Valérie Mairesse, Ali Raffi and Robert Dadiès. In French with English subtitles. Colour. 116 m

Thursday, November 29 | 8PM Sans toit ni loi aka Vagabond France 1985 d. Agnès Varda with Sandrine Bonnaire, Macha Méril, Yolande Moreau and Stéphane Freiss. In French with English subtitles. Colour. 105 m