Fort Worth Premier
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 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.
Friday 6 pm ONLY; Saturday 5 pm; Sunday noon, 2 pm, and 4 pm
When her insurance company refuses to approve the care her husband needs to survive, a desperate wife takes things into her own hands. Up against an unyielding bureaucracy and disinterested workers, she is pushed to her breaking point. With her son in tow, she fights the system.
74 minutes; Spanish with English subtitles