CANCELLED: Uncle Yanco & Black Panthers

Director

Agnès Varda

Showtimes

Wed, 03/18/2020 - 6:45pm
Sun, 03/22/2020 - 6:45pm

Special Notes

admission price includes admission to Mur Murs @ 6:45 (same day)


Release year/country

1967 USA

Format

DCP

Runtime

47 mins

Series


image from the film UNCLE YANCO

In these two short films made during a visit to California, Agnès Varda turns her camera on an Oakland demonstration against the imprisonment of Black Panthers cofounder Huey P. Newton (Black Panthers), and on the houseboat-dwelling Yanco, a Greek emigrant relative she’s never met (Uncle Yanco).

Uncle Yanco (1967, DCP, 19 minutes) (second picture above) In her effervescent first California film, Agnès Varda delves into her own family history. The short documentary Uncle Yanco features Varda tracking down a Greek emigrant relative she’s never met, discovering an artist and kindred soul leading a bohemian life in Sausalito. Cosponsored with the French Studies Program.

Black Panthers (1968, DCP, 28 minutes) (first picture above) Agnès Varda turns her camera on an Oakland demonstration against the imprisonment of activist and Black Panthers cofounder Huey P. Newton. In addition to evincing Varda’s fascination with her adopted surroundings and her empathy, Varda’s outsider perspective gives room to a powerful political statement.

website: janusfilms.com/films/1633

 

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