This week veteran French filmmaker Agnès Varda comes to Chicago for a residency at the University of Chicago, introducing screenings of her films and taking part in public talks about her visual art. The first of these talks coincides with a reception for her mixed-media installation Photographs Get Moving (Potatoes and Shells, Too) (Fri 10/9, 7 PM, Logan Center for the Arts, sold out); the second will be a conversation with artist Jessica Stockholder (Sun 10/11, noon, Logan Center, free). Following the latter, Varda will introduce a program of shorts that explores the connections between her filmmaking and still photography (Sun 10/11, 2 PM, Logan Center, free). She’ll also attend screenings of the TV documentary Agnès Varda: From Here to There (Thu 10/8, 5 and 7 PM, Logan Center, free) as well as her three best-known features: the 2000 documentary The Gleaners and I (Mon 10/12, 7 PM, Black Cinema House), the 1961 drama Cléo From 5 to 7 (Wed 10/14, 7:30 PM, Music Box), and the 2008 personal-essay film The Beaches of Agnès (Thu 10/15, 6 PM, Logan Center). For a full schedule of events visit varda.uchicago.edu.
CineVardaExpo: Agnes Varda in Chicago