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Past Films

Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962)

  • Starring: Corinne Marchand, Antoine Bourseiller, Dominique Davray
  • Director: Agnès Varda
  • Genre(s): Comedy, Drama, Music
  • Language: French
  • Rating: NR
  • Running Time: 90 min.

Essential French New Wave Films
This new quarterly series showcases the “essential” films everyone should see on the big screen. For each month-long program, we’ll screen five films organized by one of the following themes: directors, actors, genres, and eras/movements.

Essential tickets are $9 for Adults, $8 for Students/Seniors and Members get in Free!

Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the sixties with this real-time portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a 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.

Summary: Cleo, a singer and hypochondriac, becomes increasingly worried that she might have cancer while awaiting test results from her doctor.

"Not every minute is as spirited as Varda would like us to believe, but in the cinema of enchantment this ranks pretty high."
- Time Out
"Varda transforms the typical French cinema gamine into a complex, tragic figure: the girl who's all too good at playing plaything, forced to face the hollowness of her youth."
- Ed Halter, Village Voice

Showtimes

  • Sunday, 2/18 tbd
  • Monday, 2/19 tbd