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Agnès Varda in California –– Black Panthers and Uncle Yanco

Presented by California Film Institute and Downtown San Rafael Arts District at Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center, San Rafael CA

Sep 16 2019
Agnès Varda in California –– Black Panthers and Uncle Yanco

Presenting two short films about California in the 60s by the legendary filmmaker

The Rafael is excited to present two of legendary filmmaker Agnes Varda‘s short films which examine life in California in the 1960s.

Black Panthers:
Varda’s short film introduced the world to the Black Panthers, their activity, and philosophies, resulting in what would become an incredible piece of film history, featuring members H. Rap Brown, Stokely Carmichael, Eldridge Cleaver, Bill Brent, Bobby Seale, and an imprisoned Huey P. Newton, interviewed in his holding cell. This film serves as a blueprint for resistance from the forebears of the fight that continues today. (15 min)

Uncle Yanco:
In her effervescent first California film, Agnès Varda delves into her own family history. The short documentary Uncle Yanco features Varda tracking down a Greek emigrant relative she’s never met, living in the ‘aquatic suburbs’ of San Francisco, and discovering a fellow artist and kindred soul leading a bohemian life on his houseboat in Sausalito. (22 min)


General  –  $11.75
Seniors (60 and over)  –  $8.50
Youth (12 and under)  –  $8.50

CFI Members  –  $7 (no service fee for tickets purchased online)

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Additional time info:

4:15 pm


Christopher B. Smith Rafael Film Center

1118 Fourth Street, San Rafael, CA 94901

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