THIS SEPTEMBER: The Paradise is putting on three double-features to celebrate the individual achievements of cinema’s most distinguished duo. Welcome to THE WORLD OF JACQUES AND AGNÈS- a short and sweet series to honour the storied careers of the French New Wave’s greatest power couple-Jacques Demy and Agnès Varda.

The third and final night of our series- Jacques and Agnès by the shores. Two deeply personal and emotionally poignant films set on upon the coast. We end our series on a beach in Belgium with Varda's 2008 cinememoir THE BEACHES OF AGNÈS.

“If we opened people up, we’d find landscapes. If we opened me up, we’d find beaches.” Originally intended to be Agnès Varda’s farewell to filmmaking, this enchanting auto-portrait, made in her eightieth year, is a freewheeling journey through her life, career, and artistic philosophy. Revisiting the places that shaped her—from the North Sea beaches of Belgium where she spent her childhood to the Mediterranean village where she shot her first film to the boardwalks of Los Angeles where she lived with her husband, Jacques Demy—Varda reflects on a lifetime of creation and inspiration, successes and setbacks, heartbreak and joy. Replete with images of wonder and whimsy—the ocean reflected in a kaleidoscope of mirrors, the streets of Paris transformed into a sandy beach, the filmmaker herself ensconced in the belly of a whale—The Beaches of Agnès is a playful and poignant record of a life lived fully and passionately in the name of cinema.

Buy tickets to our 8:30 PM presentation of THE BEACHES OF AGNÈS and receive a promo-code for 30% off admission to our 6 PM presentation of BAY OF ANGELS.

(Courtesy of Janus Films)

Monday September 25th 8:30 PM/8 PM Doors

Door tickets are available for purchase on the day of screening. Refunds can be requested up to 12 hours before the screening. All refunds must be requested and processed through eventbrite.

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Directed by:
Agnes Varda
110 mins
French, English Subtitles

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