Spotlight on Agnès Varda: Cléo from 5 to 7

Spotlight on Agnès Varda: Cléo from 5 to 7


June 19, 2018

7:00 PM-8:30 PM

Images Cinema

50 Spring Street, Williamstown, MA 01267

In honor of Women Artists in Paris 1850–1900, the Clark and Images Cinema present Spotlight on Agnés Varda, a three-part series featuring films spanning the remarkable career of the acclaimed Parisian director known as the “queen of the French New Wave.” 

Cléo from 5 to 7 (1961) 
Varda’s second film follows young pop singer, Florence “Cléo” Victoire, through two extraordinary hours in which she drifts through 1960s Paris, awaiting the results of a recent biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman’s life, Cléo from 5 to 7 is a spirited mix of vivid vérité and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand (The Umbrellas of Cherbourg) and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina. Corinne Marchand stars as Cléo in this New Wave classic.

Run time: 1 hour, 30 minutes

About the director: Affectionately known as the “queen of the French New Wave,” Parisian Agnés Varda claims that she had seen virtually no other films before making her directorial debut, La Pointe Courte (1956). Instead, she was inspired by literature, photography, and, most importantly, painting. Inheriting the legacy of the women living and working in Paris during the time period reflected in the special exhibition Women Artists in Paris 1850–1900, Varda’s engagement with art has never wavered throughout her remarkable sixty-year career.

Films in the series include:

Le Bonheur (1965), June 12, 7 pm
Cléo from 5 to 7 (1961), June 19, 7 pm
Faces Places (2017), June 26, 7 pm

Tickets for each film can be purchased at the Images Box Office, located at 50 Spring Street, Williamstown. $10 general adult admission, $5 Clark and Images members, $8 senior and student admission, $6 Williams students with ID, $5 children 12 and under.