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The Beaches of Agnès
by Agnès Varda

The Beaches of Agnès by Agnès Varda
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National PBS Premiere on POV
Tuesday, June 29 at 10 PM

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In this delightful memoir, award-winning French filmmaker Agnès Varda (Vagabond, Cléo From 5 to 7) employs all the magic of cinema to juxtapose the real and the imagined, the past and the present, pain and joy. For this 81-year-old artist, memories live through her films. In The Beaches of Agnès, she uses film clips, old photos and gorgeous reenactments to revisit her Belgian youth, association with the French New Wave, marriage to director Jacques Demy (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and the making of her movies. You don’t need to know anything about Varda to enjoy this enchanting glimpse into the treasure chest of her memories.

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The Beaches of Agnès will be streaming online June 30, 2010 to August 14, 2010.

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