Cléo de 5 à 7, the first of nine films in the 3 by 3 Fort Worden Winter Film Series, begins on Tuesday, January 6, 2009 at 7:30pm in the Wheeler Theater here at Fort Worden.
Each film is selected by a guest curator. The first three films were curated by Reel Grrls, a unique after-school media & technology training program that
empowers girls to critique media images and to gain media technology
skills in a safe, open environment, mentored by a network of
multi-cultural women media professionals.
Cléo de 5 à 7 will be screened with: Dedicated to My Family (Reel Grrls, 2003). Both films are selected and presented by Maile Martinez – Reel Grrls Program Manager
minutes. Unrated.) Agnes Varda portrays a slice of Cléo's life in faux
real time, but this stretch from 5 to 7 p.m. is a far from random
choice: It's the last two hours Cléo must wait until hearing the
results of a test for cancer. At first facing her mortality with pouty
petulance, the singer wends her way through the city, eventually
achieving a last-minute epiphany. With this, a more mature response to
Breathless, Varda transforms the typical French cinema gamine into a
complex, tragic figure: the girl who's all too good at playing
plaything, forced to face the hollowness of her youth.
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