NEW RESTORATION: ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T
JULY 15, 25, 28
ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T
Agnés Varda’s enchanting ode to female friendship and liberation is part blissed-out bohemian musical, part revolutionary cri de cœur. Spanning more than a decade, it traces the ups and downs—abortion, heartbreak, marriage, motherhood—of two friends, Pauline (Mairesse) and Suzanne (Liotard). Even as their lives radically diverge, they remain steadfastly devoted to one another while finding ways to empower other women: one as a traveling feminist folk singer, the other as a reproductive rights activist. Set against France’s pro-choice struggle—of which Varda herself was on the frontlines—this tender and intimate epic celebrates the power of women to lift one another up.
Dir: Agnés Varda / 1977 / France / 120 min
“Varda’s versatility, longevity and cheerful matriarch image have made her cinema’s most distinctive feminist role model, and the time is clearly right to rediscover different achievements of feminist history, meaning that One Sings, the Other Doesn’t couldn’t be more timely a re-release.” – Jonathan Romney, Film Comment
“one of the most appealing films by a French director whose best work has always found a balance between the heart and the mind.” – Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times
SCREENING: SUN 7/15 5:00PM; WED 7/25 7:00PM; SAT 7/28 4:00PM
Tickets available at the box office 1/2 hour before showtimes.