In the sixty-four years between her first and final films, Agnès Varda (1928–2019) created an exceptional career as a photographer, filmmaker, and artist. Active until the end of her life at age ninety, Varda was a true force of inspiration who touched many through her poignant films and thoughtful artist talks. Now, we celebrate Varda's legacy--her wisdom, her zeal for life, and her ability to look at the world anew.
Employing location shooting and non-professional actors before either was in vogue, the late Agnes Varda was a visual essayist with a keen eye for real people on the margins. She made her mark as a member of the French New Wave, the lone female director in that movement, and over the next six decades moved easily between narrative features, shorts, docs and video installations. “Vagabond” and “Faces Places,” her 2017 road movie, are among the films shown.