June 7 – Painters Painting: A Candid History of the New York Art Scene, 1940–1970, 1973
June 28 – Persona, 1966
For its evident contemplation of a singular phenomenon of transfer of personality . . . [Persona] is rich in poetic intimations of subconscious longings and despairs, and it is likely to move one more deeply as poetry than as thought.
Bosley Crowther, New York Times, March 7, 1967
July 5 – The Gleaners and I (Les glaneurs et la glaneuse), 2000
Agnes Varda of course is a gleaner herself. She is gleaning the gleaners. And in what appears to be a documentary she conceals a tender meditation about her own life, and life itself.
July 12 – La Jetée, 1962
La Jetée – a film made of photographs . . . but also made up of whispers, of heartbeats, of the roars of airplane – feels primitive to the eye and the ear even though it tells of the future. It is a time-travel story yet no movie is so frozen in time. It feels like a film in mourning for film, in memorial to itself.
Michael Koresky, Echo Chamber: Listening to La Jetée
July 26 – Notfilm, 2015
I am lost in admiration for this work . . . the film is ambitious, thrilling and illuminating. It represents an invaluable addition to Beckett scholarship. NOTFILM is a superb film.
James Knowlson, OBE (Beckett’s authorized biographer and founder of the Samuel Beckett Archive)