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Agnès Varda in California

From Wednesday, May 31 to Tuesday, June 13, BAMcinématek presents Varda in California, a six-film series commemorating Agnès Varda’s brief relocations in the late-1960s and 1980s to California. Long noted as a distinctive female voice in the French New Wave, as well as renowned photographer and artist, Varda has often derived inspiration from her surroundings. Soaking in the people, landscapes, and politics of Los Angeles and San Francisco Bay area, Varda created films that reflect life in America as only an outsider (she) could see it. Eschewing the ever-present specter of Hollywood, Varda instead became fascinated by the political and social movements roiling the state’s sunny demeanor.


Uncle Yanco (1967)
Black Panthers (1968)
Model Shop (1969)
Lions Love (…and Lies) (1969)
Mur Murs, (1980)
Documenteur (1981)