18 July 2009 - Gently Streaming - History, Poetry, Industry: The Cinema of the River Seine

Saturday July 18th - 3PM
Brooklyn Waterfront Artist's Coalition
499 Van Brunt Street, Brooklyn, NY 11231

--La Seine a recontre Paris (The Seine Meets Paris) – Joris Ivens, 1957, 30 minutes
--Aurelia Steiner (Melbourne) – Marguerite Duras, 1979, 28 minutes
--Death in the Seine – Peter Greenaway, 1989, 45 minutes
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 103 minutes | Digital Projection

(All of Joris Ivens' films are available from the Joris Ivens European Foundation in Holland, in their 5DVD set Wereldcineast (2008). The set includes English subtitles. All of Marguerite Duras' short films are available on one region-2 DVD (2007) from her son Jean Mascolo, via the Benoit Jacob label. English subtitles are not included.)

16 July 2009 - A Woman's Reply: A Short Introduction to Agnes Varda

Thursday July 16th - 7PM
Bluestockings, 172 Allen Street, New York, NY 10002

--L'opera Mouffe [Diary of a Pregnant Woman] (1958, 16 minutes)
--Les fiances du pont Mac Donald (1961, 5 minutes)
--Salut les cubains (Greetings, Cubans) (1963, 28 minutes)
--Elsa la rose (Elsa the Rose) (1965, 20 minutes)
--Response de femmes: Notre corps, notre sexe (The Response of Women: Our Body, Our Sex) (1975, 8 minutes)
--Plaisir d'amour en Iran (The Pleasure of Love in Iran) (1976, 6 minutes)
--Les dites cariatides (The So-Called Caryatids) (1984, 12 minutes)
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 85 minutes | Digital Projection

(All of Agnes Varda's short films are available on region-2 DVD directly from her, via her Cine-Tamaris label. The 2DVD set Varda tous courts (2007) includes English subtitles for all the films. Select titles are also available as bonus features on the Criterion Collection's 4 by Agnes Varda set (2008), which collects their single-disc editions of La Pointe Courte (1956), Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962), Le bonheur (1965), and Vagabond (1985).)

28 June 2009 - Call and Response: The Youth International on Trial

Sunday June 28th - 7PM
The Yippie Museum
9 Bleecker Street, New York, NY 10012

--Yippie – Newsreel, 1968, 12 minutes
--Vladimir and Rosa [Grove Press Edit] – Dziga-Vertov Group [Jean-Luc Godard & Jean-Pierre Gorin], 1970, 72 minutes
TOTAL RUNNING TIME: 84 minutes | Digital Projection

Special thanks to Time's Up and the Roz Payne Archives

(All of the Newsreel films are available from Third World Newsreel. The original cut of Godard and Gorin's Vladimir et Rosa is available as part of a region 2 4DVD set (2008) from Intermedio in Spain. English subtitles are not available.)