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EXCLUSIVE: Five Chris Marker Classics and an Agnes Varda Miniseries Will Stream This Summer

Photo of Ryan Lattanzio By Ryan Lattanzio | TOH! April 18, 2014 at 4:45PM

Attention cinephiles: SundanceNOW Doc Club has a juicy slate of streaming titles coming up. This May, the online VOD service will present a fantastic array of films from experimental director Chris Marker. Then in June, SundanceNOW will also host the exclusive US premiere of French auteur Agnes Varda's TV miniseries "Agnes Varda From Here to There."
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Chris Marker
Chris Marker

Attention cinephiles: SundanceNOW Doc Club has a juicy slate of streaming titles coming up. This May, the online VOD service will present a fantastic array of films from experimental director Chris Marker. Then in June, SundanceNOW will also host the exclusive US premiere of French auteur Agnes Varda's TV miniseries "Agnes Varda From Here to There."

Handpicked by renowned TIFF documentary programmer Thom Powers, here's the streaming lineup for May's "Chris Marker and His Legacy" series, which includes several enticing online debuts:

  • "Sixth Side of the Pentagon" (1967)
  • "Chris Marker’s Bestiary" (1994) -- ONLINE DEBUT
  • "One Day in the Life of Andrei Arsenevich" (1999) -- ONLINE DEBUT
  • "Remembrance of Things to Come" (2001)
  • "The Case of the Grinning Cat" (2004)

Agnes Varda
Agnes Varda

SundanceNOW will also stream a selection of films inspired by Marker's work: "To Chris Marker, An Unsent Letter" (2013) by director Emiko Omori, Jem Cohen's wonderful "Museum Hours" (2012) and "Description of a Memory" (2012) from Dan Geva.

Then in June, SundanceNOW presents the stateside streaming premiere of French New Wave director Agnes Varda's documentary miniseries "Agnes Varda From Here to There," which originally aired on French television. This sprawling film chronicles Varda's travels around the world, and her encounters with Marker, Manoel de Oliveira and Alexander Sokurov, among other celebrated international filmmakers and artists, across five 45-minute episodes.

In conjunction with The Cinema Guild, Varda's "The Beaches of Agnes," "Daguerreotypes," "Cinevardaphoto" and "The Gleaners and I" will also be available to stream. Here's how to subscribe to SundanceNOW.

This article is related to: Sundance Institute , VOD, VOD/Streaming, New On VOD, Agnès Varda, Agnès Varda, Chris Marker


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Born and raised in Manhattan, Anne Thompson grew up going to the Thalia and The New Yorker and wound up at grad Cinema Studies at NYU. She worked at United Artists and Film Comment before heading west as that magazine's west coast editor. She wrote for the LA Weekly, Sight and Sound, Empire, The New York Times and Entertainment Weekly before serving as West Coast Editor of Premiere. She wrote for The Washington Post, The London Observer, Wired, More, and Vanity Fair, and did staff stints at The Hollywood Reporter and Variety. She eventually took her blog Thompson on Hollywood to Indiewire. She taught film criticism at USC Critical Studies, and continues to host the fall semester of “Sneak Previews” for UCLA Extension.