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La Nouvelle Vague: The Revolutionary Cinema of the ‘French New Wave’
April 23 @ 6:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Rediscover the Cinema of the ‘French New Wave’ Movement with an Illuminating Discussion and a Screening of the Oscar Nominated Documentary, ‘Face Places’
It has now been more than half a century since the directors of the New Wave (in French, “Nouvelle Vague”) electrified the international film scene with their revolutionary new way of telling stories on film. The New Wave itself may no longer be “new”, but the directors and their films are still important. These filmmakers had a profound influence on cinema and popular culture throughout the world. Without the Nouvelle Vague there may not have been any Scorsese, Soderbergh, or Tarantino. The directors of the Nouvelle Vague created a new cinematic style, using breakthrough techniques and a fresh approach to storytelling that could express complex ideas while still being both direct and emotionally engaging.
Referred to as the ‘Mother of French New Wave’, director Agnès Varda and photographer and muralist JR journey through rural France and form an unlikely friendship. The film screened at the 2017 Cannes Film Festival where it won the L’Œil d’or award. ‘Faces Places’ was nominated for an Oscar in 2018.
Complimentary for SCAD Cardholders
$10 for general admission