Triple Bill: Agnes Varda in California

Martine Pierquin introduces a triple screening of Lift Share, Black Panthers and Unclue Yanco / Oncle Yanco.

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Introduction by Martine Pierquin.

Lift Share (15)
Two strangers meet through an online lift share website: a young Romanian woman, Marina, (Ana Ularu) in search of a child that was forcibly taken from her; and a Scottish musician, Murdoch (Mark Rowley), returning to the Isle of Harris to face up to the death of his violent, estranged father. As they drive the long miles from Edinburgh to the Outer Hebrides, the film moves between present and future time frames as each character imagines what they might doon arrival.

Cast Ana Ularu, Mark Rowley, Beth Macsween Director Virgina Heath I 22 mins United Kingdom (English) UK Distributor Faction North

Black Panthers (15)
This film was shot in the Summer of 1968 in Oakland (California) around the meetings set up by the Black Panthers Party to free Huey Newton, one of their leaders, and to turn his trial into a political debate. They tried and succeeded in catching Americans’ attention.

With Stokely Carmichael, Eldridge Cleaver, Huey P. Newton Director Agnès Varda I 31 mins I 1968 France, United States (English) I Int sales: Ciné-Tamaris

Unclue Yanco / Oncle Yanco (15)
While in San Francisco for the promotion of her latest film in October 1967, Agnès Varda, tipped off by her friend Tom Luddy, gets to know a relative she had never heard of before, Jean Varda, nicknamed “Yanco”. This hitherto unknown uncle lives on a boat in Sausalito, is a painter, has adopted a hippie lifestyle and loves life. The meeting is a very happy one.

With Jean Varda, Agnès Varda, Rosalie Varda Director Agnès Varda I 22 mins I 1967 France, United States (English) I Int sales: Ciné-Tamaris

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