Repertory Picks

Agnès Varda in Rochester

On Film / In Theaters — Jan 21, 2016

Next week, the Dryden Theatre at the George Eastman Museum in Rochester, New York, will kick off Agnès Varda: (Self)-Portraits, Facts and Fiction, a monthlong series celebrating the pioneering French director’s body of work. On Wednesday, the theater will screen Varda’s 1956 feature debut, La Pointe Courte. This groundbreaking precursor to the French New Wave was shot on a shoestring budget and edited by the late, great filmmaker Alain Resnais. The film, which unfolds the story of a relationship between a husband and wife in a Mediterranean village, combines stylized drama with a documentary-like portrait of the small fishing town in which it’s set. After catching this influential film on the 27th, come back the following Sunday for Cléo from 5 to 7, Varda's day-in-the-life portrait of one Parisian woman. And in the meantime, enjoy a clip from La Pointe Courte above.