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Canceled—Daguerréotypes

film series: Agnès Varda Viewing Art

  • Saturday, April 11, 2020
  • 4:00 p.m.
  • East Building Auditorium

courtesy Ciné-Tamaris

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.

Daguerréotypes, a sequence of portraits with a title referencing Varda's long-standing interest in the history of photography, presents renderings of the artisans and shopkeepers on Rue Daguerre in Paris's fourteenth arrondissement. Varda lived on this street virtually her entire adult life, and creating these filmic vignettes of her neighbors — couples who own a butcher shop, a hair salon, a bakery, and a notions shop — alludes to her own artisanal past. Varda imposed a shooting constraint while making the film: she filmed only as far from her home as her long electrical cord would stretch, remaining close to her toddler son. (1976, 80 minutes)