Urbana [Illinois] : University of Illinois Press,  [Place of publication not identified] : [publisher not identified], 2015.
Book — 1 online resource (1 PDF (xi, 187 pages)) : illustrations.
New wave cineaste to digital gleaner : change and continuity in the work of Agnes Varda
Planning and precision : La pointe courte
Structure and digression : the early short documentaries
Cultivating the new wave spectator : Cleo from
Improvisation and formal patterning : Vagabond
Social criticism and the self-portrait : The gleaners and I
From cinema to the gallery : Patatutopia and L'île et elle
Looking backward, moving forward : The beaches of Agnes
Both a precursor to and a critical member of the French New Wave, Agnes Varda weaves documentary and fiction into tapestries that portray distinctive places and complex human beings. Critics and aficionados have celebrated Varda's independence and originality since the New Wave touchstone Cleo from 5 to 7 (1962) brought her a level of international acclaim she has yet to relinquish. Film historian Kelley Conway traces Varda's works from her 1954 debut La Pointe Courte through a varied career that includes nonfiction and fiction shorts and features, installation art, and the triumphant 2008 documentary The Beaches of Agnes . Drawing on Varda's archives and conversations with the filmmaker, Conway focuses on the concrete details of how Varda makes films: a project's emergence, its development and the shifting forms of its screenplay, the search for financing, and the execution from casting through editing and exhibition. In the process, she departs from film history's traditional view of the French New Wave and reveals one artist's nontraditional trajectory through independent filmmaking. The result is an intimate consideration that reveals the artistic consistencies and bold changes in the career of one of the world's most exuberant and intriguing directors. (source: Nielsen Book Data)
[Brooklyn, New York] : [Distributed by] Icarus Films, 
Video — 1 streaming video file (64 min.) : digital, sound, color with black and white sequences.
Part one opens with Akerman in her apartment describing the problems she encountered making this film. What emerges is a thoughful confession from this extremely perceptive filmmaker. Part two lets Akerman's films speak for her, taking clips from her extensive filmography including forays into experimental film, comedic shorts, musicals, narrative features -- including an early short that stars a very young Chantal.