Anthony Quinn gives the performance of his career as the man who exemplifies how to embrace life to the fullest, ZORBA THE GREEK; it's followed by Elia Kazan's VIVA ZAPATA!, for which Quinn won his first of two Best Supporting Actor Academy Awards (the only Oscar wins for a Mexican-born actor to date).
The journeys of legendary French filmmaker Agnès Varda have been captured beautifully in the recent five-part documentary series "From Here To There." Join us for Part 1 of the series, followed by a discussion with Varda and a restored version of her Jane Birkin documentary JANE B. FOR AGNÈS V.
Agnès Varda and her son, actor Mathieu Demy, join us for a Q&A following offbeat romance KUNG-FU MASTER!, in which Jane Birkin (a longtime friend of Varda) plays a middle-aged woman in love with a teenager (Demy). Then, episodes 4 and 5 conclude the documentary series “Agnès Varda: From Here to There.”
This month's Agnès Varda series concludes with the legendary CLÉO FROM 5 TO 7, a New Wave classic about two hours in the life of a pop singer. The film’s sense of profound realism crossed with lyrical visual poetry would point the way toward much of Varda’s later work.
GRIT AND WHIMSY VI: THE BEST OF RECENT BELGIAN CINEMA
This month’s installment of Recent Belgian Cinema is the romantic comedy PLAN BART, in which a woman who wishes for a child makes a creative deal with an ex-boyfriend; stick around after the film for a Belgian beer reception.