MODEL SHOP opens on a rough patch of Venice Beach in decay—an ambience its director maintains throughout this essential glimpse of untethered lives and anomie at the end of the sixties.
The first and last American film directed by Jacques Demy, MODEL SHOP stars Gary Lockwood and Anouk Aimée as two Los Angeles drifters. Agnès Varda made the trip over from France with Demy to scout locations for her own California story, Lions Love (… and Lies).
Tuesday, June 18, at 7:30 pm.
New Beverly Cinema
7165 Beverly Boulevard, Los Angeles.
From top: Anouk Aimée and Gary Lockwood in Model Shop (2); film poster; opening titles shot; Lockwood.