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Marianne Midwest Series

November 18, 2015 | 1 hour 46 mins | University of Chicago 


In this discussion, acclaimed artist Agnès Varda speaks and reflects on various stages of her career as a photographer, filmmaker and visual artist. She discusses her modest beginnings in photography, claiming she was a photographer long before she was a filmmaker.

The discussion continues with various excerpts and clips from many of her films including Uncle Yanco, Vagabond, Cleo from 5 to 7 and her autobiographical documentary, The Beaches of Agnès. She also meditates on what it means to be a filmmaker and the importance to follow one's joy, excitement, and surprise.

A Q&A portion follows the presentation, moderated by lecturer of Cinema and Media Studies at the University of Chicago, Dominique Bluher.

Part of Marianne Midwest Series organized by the Cultural Services at the Consulate General of France in ChicagoAlliance Française in Chicago, and France Chicago Center at the University of Chicago.

BROADCASTED LIVE IN 8 MIDWEST CITIES: Creighton University Omaha, Michigan Technological University, Alliance Française of Minneapolis, Alliance Française of Milwaukee, the Ohio State University Columbus, Alliance Française of Kansas City, University of Wisconsin Madison, Alliance Française of St. Louis and Centre Francophone at Webster University.