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Sat, Apr 11, 2015

Agnès Varda & Actor Mathieu Demy In Person!
KUNG-FU MASTER! / “Agnès Varda: From Here to There” Parts 4 - 5

Evening begins with director Agnès Varda's offbeat romance KUNG-FU MASTER! (description below) and a discussion with Varda and her son, actor Mathieu Demy.
Followed by:

Agnès Varda: From Here to There” Parts 4 - 5
2012, Cine-Tamaris, 90 min.
The final installments of the documentary series following the globe-trotting director give testament to Varda’s broad interests. In Episode 4, she talks with an old friend, artist Pierre Soulages, on his terrace overlooking the Mediterranean. Then Agnès reconnects with two brothers she met years ago, while creating her famous “Cabin on the Beach” installation, before going to the Lyon Biennale. In Episode 5, a vanitas exhibit draws Varda to the Maillol Museum in Paris; later she flies to Mexico to converse with filmmaker Carlos Reygadas. Finally, she arrives in Los Angeles for a memorial to Doors singer Jim Morrison. In French with English subtitles.

Discussion following KUNG-FU MASTER! with director Agnès Varda and actor Mathieu Demy.

1988, Cinelicious Pics, 80 min, France, Dir: Agnès Varda

Nope, French New Wave pioneer Agnès Varda hasn’t come up with a martial arts flick; instead, this is a thought-provoking, poetic and occasionally humorous tale of forbidden love. Jane Birkin stars as Mary-Jane, a divorced mother of two drawn to a 14-year-old schoolmate of her daughter (played by Birkin’s real-life daughter, Charlotte Gainsbourg). Varda’s real-life son, Mathieu Demy, plays the boy, graduating from video games (the inspiration for the film’s title) to the complexities of an adult relationship. In French with English subtitles.

Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Sat, Apr 11, 2015 • 7:30pm

Films in this Series at the Aero

Director Agnès Varda In Person!
Fri, Apr 10, 2015 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre
Sun, Apr 12, 2015 - 7:30pm
Aero Theatre