A series celebrating the centennial of Mexican-born actor Anthony Quinn begins tonight with a double feature of Federico Fellini's LA STRADA and Vincente Minnelli's Van Gogh biopic LUST FOR LIFE, for which Quinn won a Best Supporting Actor Oscar.
This sweeping epic of Arab infighting and British colonialism won seven Academy Awards including Best Picture. Anthony Quinn is part of an amazing cast that also includes Peter O’Toole (in his first feature), Omar Sharif (in his first major English-speaking role as Sherif Ali), Jack Hawkins, Claude Rains and Alec Guinness.
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.