One of my favourite cinematic surprises of 2020 was the documentary Dick Johnson is Dead. Director Kirsten Johnson, as a means of processing the deterioration of her father's health and eventual passing, sets up several mostly fantastical scenarios in which Dick might die. Dick himself seems game to have some fun, demonstrating the trust, respect and love the filmmaker and subject have for each other. The film is alternately silly and painful as you track Johnson’s emotional journey through the process. This brings us to the complicated relationship between Agnès Varda and Jacques Demy.
Episode 07 – Varda
On this episode of Cinema Dual, Jon and Chris talk about a selection of the movies of French New Wave filmmaker Agnès Varda. Movies Discussed: Vagabond, Faces Places Recommendations : Mur Murs, Black Panthers (short film) (Jon), The Umbrellas of Cherbourg, The World of Jacques Demy (Chris) Follow us on Twitter: @jonmichaelnoise @cmvoss042 https://mcdn.podbean.com/mf/web/qsey4h/Cinema_Dual_-Episode_7-_Varda.mp3