Temple University Department of Film and Media Arts will sponsor a public conversation with Agnès Varda and Molly Nesbit on March 13, 2013 from 6-7:30pm. The event will take place in Meyerson Hall at the University of Pennsylvania (210 S. 34th St).
A selection of films by Varda, including Cleo de 5 a 7 (1962), Les graneurs et la glaneuse (2000), and Les plages de’Agnes (2008) – will be screened at Slought Foundation and at International House through March 2013. Varda will also be presenting as part of Things That Quicken the Heart— a Chris Marker Symposium, on March 15, 2013.
For more information, please see the Slought Foundation.
Agnes Varda will be in Philadelphia the week of March 11th. She will be visiting Temple University campus and meet with FMA Chair, Prof. Alter and other graduate students.
February 25, 6pm at Slought
Agnès Varda, Cleo de 5 a 7 (France, 1962, DVD, 90mins. color, French w/ English subtitles)
Agnès Varda, Sans toit ni loi (France, 1985, DVD, 105mins. color, French w/ English subtitles)
Agnès Varda, Les graneurs et la glaneuse (France, 2000, DVD, 82mins. color, French w/ English subtitles)
February 27, 6pm at Slought
Agnès Varda, Documenteur (USA, 1980/1, DVD, 64mins. color, French w/ English subtitles)
Agnès Varda, L’essai: 7 p., cuis., s. de b. (France, 1984, DVD, 27mins. color, French w/ English subtitles)
March 11, 7pm at International House, Ibrahim Theater
Agnès Varda, Daguerreotypes (France, 1975, digital, 80mins. color, French w/ English subtitles)
Agnès Varda, Cinevardaphoto (France, 1962-2004, 92mins. digital, mins. b/w & color, French w/ English subtitles)
March 14, 7pm at International House, Ibrahim Theater
Agnès Varda, The Beaches of Agnes (France, 2008, 100mins. digital, mins. b/w & color, French w/ English subtitles)
About the Conversants
Agnès Varda is one of the leading filmmakers of our time. Her self-funded debut, the 1956 fiction-documentary hybrid La Pointe Courte is often considered the unofficial first New Wave film. In 1962, she released the seminal nouvelle vague film Cléo from 5 to 7. Over the coming decades, Varda became a force in art cinema, conceiving many of her films as political and feminist statements, and using a radical objectivity to create her unforgettable characters. She describes her style as cinécriture, and it can be seen in audacious fictions like Le bonheur and Vagabond as well as revealing autobiographical documentaries like The Gleaners and I and The Beaches of Agnès.
Molly Nesbit is Chair and Professor in the Department of Art at Vassar College as well as a contributing editor of Artforum. Since 2002, together with Hans Ulrich Obrist and Rirkrit Tiravanija, she has tri-curated Utopia Station, an ongoing book, exhibition, seminar, website and street project.