Blog Jacob Burns FilmCast, Episode Five: Viva Varda!

Posted February 19, 2020

The Jacob Burns FilmCast brings the best of the big screen to your podcast stream! Join co-hosts (and fervent film fans) Mike Towndrow and Paige Grand Pré for conversations covering everything from new releases and awards buzz to cult classics and film history.

Episode Four: Viva Varda!

Inspired by the Jacob Burns Film Center’s Varda retrospective series, JBFC Staffer Kerry LeVielle joins Paige Grand Pré for a wide-ranging conversation on the life and legacy of trailblazing filmmaker Agnès Varda.

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Whether you’re new to her work or a die-hard Varda head, don’t miss Varda by Agnès, which screens for one week only (Feb. 21-27) at the JBFC. A poignant and poetic memoir, it’s also the perfect prelude to Varda: A Retrospective, a limited series that kicks off Feb. 28, 2020 at the JBFC and continues through Mar. 12 with fifteen films and several Reel Talks—informal discussions after selected screenings—with various staff members, since so many of us here at the Burns are Varda fans!


The Jacob Burns FilmCast is mixed, edited, and published by Mike Towndrow, and produced by Paige Grand Pré. Support for this podcast comes from the Jacob Burns Film Center, a nonprofit five-screen cinema and education center located in Pleasantville, NY. Have a question, episode idea, top ten list, or suggestion you want to share? Let us know at

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