Adam Driver will be at the Egyptian Theatre this weekend for a between-film conversation. The American Cinematheque presentation on Sunday of Noah Baumbach’s acclaimed MARRIAGE STORY and JimJarmusch’s underseen gem PATERSON begins at 7:30 pm, with Driver taking the stage shortly before 10.
Three words are important to me: inspiration, creation, and sharing… I don’t care if my films make money. I care that my films are seen and are loved. — Agnès Varda
“My mother was very funny—left wing but not politically correct. We traveled a lot together. She was so curious and she loved gossip. Qui baise qui?…
“Agnès was 89 when we started VARDA BY AGNÈS. She had lung cancer and we could only work three hours a day. This film was so difficult, going from the editing room to the hospital to the editing room…
“My mother would say, Don’t complain too much. Do it. We work hard, but it should look easy. We should not show the ‘work.’ — Rosalie Varda, Agnès’ daughter and a co-producer of VARDA BY AGNÈS, in conversation with Ava DuVernay*
Agnès Varda didn’t like or use the word “master” to refer to herself or her work—what she called her cinéma écriture—but VARDA BYAGNÈS, her final film, is undeniably a master class in cinema, and a “characteristically playful, profound, and personal summation of the director’s own brilliant career.”
Now playing at the Aero Theatre, these American Cinematheque screenings of VARDA BYAGNÈS will be introduced by a variety of guests, including Illeana Douglas, Julie Delpy, Chloe King, Lisa Blok-Linson, LynneLittman, Jim McBride, and Peter Debruge. See link below for details.
Philip Kaufman has never done anything like this, but his experiment is a success in tone. He has made a movie in which reality is asked to coexist with a world of pure sensuality, and almost, for a moment, seems to agree. — Roger Ebert, 1988
Following an American Cinematheque 35mm presentation of Kaufman’s masterwork THE UNBEARABLE LIGHTNESS OFBEING—co-written by Jean-Claude Carrière—join Juliette Binoche and the writer-director for a post-screening Q & A.
The 4K restoration of SÁTÁNTANGÓ—Béla Tarr’s durational magnum opus, based on the novel by László Krasznahorkai—will screen twice this month, presented by the AmericanCinematheque.
Early on, I noticed that when the camera is rolling and the whole scene is moving, everyone starts to breathe in the same rhythm: the actors, the crew members, the cinematographer, everyone. You are all “in.” And that is very important. It creates a special tension. It gives a special vibration. Somehow you can feel it on the screen too. You become a part of it. — BélaTarr