JANE B. FOR AGNÈS V.
1988, Cinelicious Pics, 97 min, France, Dir: Agnès Varda

Jane Birkin started as an actress during London’s Swinging ’60s, sang duets with Serge Gainsbourg (whom she married), earned plaudits for humanitarian work … and is the subject of this delightful imaginary biopic. Birkin and director Varda are longtime friends, and this film emerges as a portrait of two talented artists who have challenged limitations placed on women in culture and society. In French with English subtitles.


MUR MURS
1980, Cine-Tamaris, 81 min, France/USA, Dir: Agnès Varda

Essential viewing for all Angelenos, MUR MURS is Varda’s lively tribute to this city’s outdoor murals, from "Pig Paradise" in Vernon to "The Fall of Icarus" in Venice. Along the way, she captures priceless interviews with the muralists themselves, including 23-year-old Judy Baca, who observes, “I started painting because I realized… that I had never seen a Chicana in a museum.”


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