Varda: A Retrospective

January 2nd 2019 - January 6th 2020

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In 1955, Agnès Varda kickstarted the French New Wave with her debut feature La Pointe Courte, and for the next six decades she remained at the cutting edge of international cinema, continuing to innovate, experiment, and explore right up until her death earlier this year at age 90. An eternal free spirit, Varda used the camera as an extension of herself, synthesizing the things that captured her restless imagination—the worlds of outcasts and outsiders, the California counterculture and the feminist movement, beaches and heart-shaped potatoes—into a singular style that she called “cinécriture” (“cinematic writing”). Moving between narrative and documentary (and hybrids of the two), film and video, photography and installation works, she remained, at each step of her career, inimitably herself: playful, probing, empathetic, wise, and inexhaustibly curious about the world whirling around her. Film at Lincoln Center is honored to present a comprehensive, career-spanning retrospective of the luminous filmmaker’s vast canon.

Upcoming Screenings

Past Screenings

  • The Young Girls Turn 25
    Agnès Varda199364 min
  • Le Bonheur
    Agnès Varda196579 min
  • Varda by Agnès
    Agnès Varda2019120 min
    • Film at Lincoln Center
      • Wednesday Oct 96:00pm
      • Thursday Oct 108:45pm
      • Friday Nov 2212:00pm2:20pm4:40pm7:00pm9:20pm
      • Saturday Nov 2312:00pm2:20pm4:40pm7:00pm9:20pm
      • Sunday Nov 2412:00pm2:20pm4:40pm7:00pm9:20pm
      • Monday Nov 2512:00pm2:20pm4:40pm7:00pm9:20pm
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      • Wednesday Nov 2712:00pm2:20pm4:40pm7:00pm9:20pm
      • Thursday Nov 2812:00pm2:20pm4:40pm7:00pm9:20pm
      • Friday Nov 2912:50pm3:30pm6:15pm8:45pm
      • Saturday Nov 3012:50pm3:30pm6:15pm8:45pm
      • Sunday Dec 112:50pm3:30pm6:15pm8:45pm
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      • Wednesday Dec 412:50pm3:30pm6:15pm8:45pm
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