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Kung Fu Master! (1988) Directed by Agnès Varda In 1986, Varda and the British actress and singer Jane Birkin (who has spent much of her life and career in France) began working together on the film Jane B. par Agnès V. (1988), an impressionistic portrait of a woman turning forty years old whose collage-like assemblage of scenes and skits was made from conversations between the two women. At one point during its realization, Birkin revealed...
Jason and Shirley Directed by Stephen Winter October 19-27 at MoMA Stephen Winter’s Jason and Shirley provides a fictionalized account of the emotionally charged production of Portrait of Jason, the 1967 experimental documentary by Shirley Clarke. Portrait records would-be nightclub actor/”stone whore” Jason Holliday performing character sketches, relating tall tales, and recalling damaging life experiences over the course of a single inebriated evening in Clarke’s Chelsea Hotel apartment, with Clarke and boyfriend Carl Lee (a celebrated actor...