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still from Ydessa, the Bears and Etc.
courtesy Ciné-Tamaris


film series: Agnès Varda Viewing Art

Agnès Varda Viewing Art

  • Saturday, April 11, 2020
  • 2:00 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium
  • In-person

As a precautionary measure in light of COVID-19, the Gallery has canceled this event. We hope to welcome you to the Gallery soon and thank you for your support.

A triptych of short documentary segments linked by Varda's photography, Cinévardaphoto spans forty years of production and includes Ulysse, an essay on memory and art linked to a blackand-white photograph she created three decades earlier (1982, 22 minutes); Salut les Cubains, a montage of photos taken while visiting Cuba just after the revolution and narrated by Varda's friend, actor Michel Piccoli (1963, 30 minutes); and Ydessa, the Bears and Etc., her documentation of a memorable museum exhibition that featured forgotten images of treasured teddy bears and their owners (2004, 44 minutes). (Subtitles, total running time 96 minutes)