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Jacquot de Nantes

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Jacquot de Nantes

“A one-of-a-kind celebration of a very gentle man.” (Vincent Canby, New York Times)

During his final illness Varda’s husband, the great New Wave filmmaker Jacques Demy (Model Shop), told her dozens of anecdotes about his childhood and artistic awakening in the west of France. Touched by his memories, she suggested they use them for the basis for a film. What resulted was this sincere, tender tribute, which Varda finished shooting 10 days before Demy’s death in 1990. Filled with sharp emotional detail, it’s notable for bursts of vivid color amid nostalgic black-and-white and its re-creations of his early life, interwoven with his film clips and footage of his final days.

Tickets: $10 (members), $15 (nonmembers)

This film is part of the Varda: A Retrospective series.

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