Jane B. par Agnès V. (1988) Agnès Varda | Cinema at the Museum

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  • In conjunction with her exhibition, Source, artist Sara Cwynar has paired her recent cinematic trilogy with a selection of films. Each of her short works will be followed by a feature-length film that has helped shape her distinctive visual language while shedding light on the filmmaking process.

    The interests, obsessions, and fantasies of two artists converge in this inspired collaboration between Agnès Varda and her longtime friend the actor, Jane Birkin. Made over the course of a year, Jane B. par Agnès V. contrasts the private, reflective Birkin with her public alter ego, as Varda casts her variously as a classical muse, a femme fatale, a Spanish dancer, Joan of Arc, and even a deadpan Laurel opposite a clownish Hardy in a fanciful slapstick spoof. Made in the spirit of pure, uninhibited play, this free-flowing dual portrait unfolds as a shared reverie between two women as they collapse the boundaries between artist and subject.

    This film will be preceded by a screening of Sara Cwynar, Rose Gold 2017, 16 mm film transferred to video, 8 minutes.

    Free with admission or membership. Seating is limited and available on a first-come, first-served basis. Please arrive early to guarantee your seat.

    The SaskTel Theatre is sanitized between events with an electrostatic sprayer, meant for spaces that are more difficult to disinfect using traditional cleaning techniques.

    Jane B. par Agnès V.
    Directed by Agnès Varda
    1988, France, 88 mins, PG
    English Subtitles

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