Aero Theatre
1328 Montana Avenue,
Santa Monica, CA 90403 Map
Thu, May 30, 2019
7:30pm

Agnès Varda Tribute Double Feature!
ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T / FACES PLACES

One of the Cinematheque’s dearest friends, Agnès Varda was born on this day in 1928. A pioneer of the French New Wave, her half-century as a director encompassed narrative films, shorts and documentaries, earning an Oscar nomination for her final feature, 2017’s FACES PLACES.

ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T
L’UNE CHANTE L’AUTRE PAS
1977, Janus Films, 120 min, Venezuela/France/Belgium/Soviet Union, Dir: Agnès Varda

Agnès Varda’s unsung feminist anthem is both a buoyant chronicle of a transformative friendship and an empowering vision of universal sisterhood. When 17-year-old Pauline (Valérie Mairesse) helps struggling mother-of-two Suzanne (Thérèse Liotard) procure the money for an abortion, a deep bond forms between them, one that endures over the course of more than a decade as each searches for her place in the world - encountering the dawning of the women’s movement, dreamy boho musical numbers, and an Iranian adventure along the way.


FACES PLACES
VISAGES VILLAGES
2017, Cohen Media Group, 94 min, France, Dir: JR, Agnès Varda

At 89, Agnès Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, teamed with acclaimed 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains to reveal the humanity in their subjects and themselves. The Oscar-nominated FACES PLACES documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship the two artists formed along the way.


Both films in French with English subtitles. | Screening format: DCP
Aero Theatre • Thu, May 30, 2019 • 7:30pm