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Agnes Varda, 2004

Contemporary Screen

Films fresh from the international film festival circuit, area premieres, award winners, and recent audience favorites.... You'll find films you won't see anywhere else in central Ohio on the Contemporary Screen schedule.

Fri, Aug 12, 2005 7 PM
Sat, Aug 13, 2005 7 PM

"Unutterably charming"—New York Times
Wexner Center audiences might remember Agnes Varda's enchanting 2000 documentary The Gleaners and I. Her most recent, Cinevardaphoto, is a trilogy of short films from different periods in this New Wave director's distinguished career. The first, Ydessa, The Bears and Etc... documents the Teddy Bear Project, a provocative exhibition of thousands of teddy bear photos curated by the daughter of Holocaust survivors. In the second segment, Ulysse from 1982, Varda reconvenes the subjects of an enigmatic photograph taken in Egypt 28 years earlier. For Salut les Cubains, from 1964, Varda animates more than four thousand photographs she took while vacationing in Cuba. (96 mins.)

support credits

The 2004ñ05 film/video season is presented with support from the Rohauer Collection Foundation and the Corporate Annual Fund of the Wexner Center Foundation.

Contemporary films, international films, and visiting filmmakers are presented with support from the Ohio Arts Council.

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