The Beaches of Agnès
The Beaches of Agnès extends the personal journey documentary into new territory, as Varda traces and restages her own history. With humour and emotion, she shares her beginnings as a stage photographer, then as an early filmmaker of the French New Wave, her life with Jacques Demy, her feminism, her trips to Cuba, China, and the US, her life as an independent producer, and her family life. Each story fleshes out this portrait of an incredible woman. This screening will be preceded by an introduction by Dr Jeni Thornley.