This Monday, the Berkeley Art Museum and Pacific Film Archive (BAMPFA) will be welcoming filmmaker Agnès Varda, during their series Afterimage. She will be discussing her work from a perspective, of what it means to be committed to an idea, politics, and an aesthetic. During this series, she will also be presenting her films, two of which were made during a visit into the Bay Area during the late 1960s.
Kicking off the film series on Monday is the screening of Agnès Varda Presents Three Short Films (1958-68). One is a French short film (with English subtitles included), and two are the ones created during Varda’s tenure in the Bay Area, including a time in Sausalito, and one on a rally for Huey Newton. Also to be screened that week is The Gleaners and I (2000), a film on the art of “living off the leftovers of others” and La Pointe Courte (1954), which is Varda’s debut about two reunited lovers in a Mediterrean fishing port. Later this month, the series concludes with Cleo From 5 to 7 (1961), a chronicle of two hours in the life of a pop singer.
Afterimage runs until November 22nd. Log on to bampfa.berkeley.edu for more information