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Franco-American Film Festival on the Champs Elysees: From Whit Stillman to Agnes Varda

Karin Badt | Posted 08.15.2014 | Entertainment
Karin Badt

The Champs Elysées theaters were packed this weekend, with French audiences curious to explore the underground cinema of this country across the ocean. Curious: Would the same be true of a festival featuring young French talent in the U.S.?

Restored "Umbrellas of Cherbourg" at Nuart!

Jay Weston | Posted 05.16.2014 | Los Angeles
Jay Weston

Fifty years ago this week (on my birthday) I went to see a new French-language film at an eastside Manhattan theatre....and my life changed - for ...

Cinema and Eulogia: Alain Resnais, 1922 - 2014

Michael Vazquez | Posted 05.02.2014 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

Yesterday, a genuine conceptual and artistic film pioneer who was also possessed of an earnest conscience saw his final day on Earth. His genius work remains, and here's one of my favorite of his films, Mon Oncle D'Amerique, for your viewing pleasure.

Meet The Grandmother Of The French New Wave

The Huffington Post | Priscilla Frank | Posted 11.07.2013 | Arts

"I always work the same," Agnès Varda explained before an eager crowd at the opening of her LACMA exhibition "Agnès Varda in Californialand." "I thi...

SERIOUSLY GO: Agnes Varda at LACMA

Bettina Korek | Posted 12.24.2013 | Los Angeles
Bettina Korek

ForYourArt selects the best opportunities to SEE, COLLECT, LEARN ABOUT, and SUPPORT art each week. "...before there was a French New Wave, t...

WATCH: Salma Hayek Strips In 'Americano'

Posted 06.12.2012 | Entertainment

"Americano," a tense new drama from writer/director/actor Mathieu Demy, centers on a Parisian real estate agent (Demy) who ends up going to Mexico to ...

2011's Doomsday Cinema, Part I: Melancholia @ 49th NYFF plus Gainsbourg on Von Trier & Lars' NYFF 47 Press Conference (VIDEO)

Michael Vazquez | Posted 03.14.2012 | Entertainment
Michael Vazquez

In anticipation of 12/21/12, this past year saw a return of the doomsday film. Melancholia was an okay end-of-the-world movie, but for this fan, it was not a very good Lars Von Trier film. Perhaps a third viewing is in order.

A Woman's Touch: Ten Great Films From Female Directors

John Farr | Posted 06.21.2013 | Entertainment
John Farr

Though film directing has been an overwhelmingly male preserve, there's an enduring legacy of women directors to celebrate. To prove my point, here are ten of my own favorite titles helmed by women.

HuffPost Review: Great Directors

Marshall Fine | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Marshall Fine

The title of the film Great Directors is exceptionally misleading, given that its real title should be People Whose Films I Like and Who Agreed to Be Interviewed By Me on Camera For This Movie.

Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast: Robert Mitchum and Great Directors

Regina Weinreich | Posted 05.25.2011 | Entertainment
Regina Weinreich

Bruce Weber's documentary-in-progress Nice Girls Don't Stay for Breakfast about actor Robert Mitchum shows the Hollywood tough guy of Westerns and noirs as a shy, modest, non-celebrity.