Agnes Varda Speaks (and shows film, of course)

[via GreenCine] Doug Cumming's got an account of Agnes Varda discussing a screening of her latest short film in Seattle. Also, an earlier bonus Varda discussion at Filmjourney.

My Google Ad, which used to read, "Damn you, Agnes Varda/The Gleaners made me make a film/it's showing at MoMA next month," wouldn't be allowed under Google's prissier, clean up for the IPO-style terms of service. feh.

Today, though, Doug's tells of an Errol Morris performance at a Fog of War screening. I disagree with Doug's negative read on the conclusions Morris draws (or doesn't, depending), but he's worth reading. I found the movie extremely revealing of McNamara's steel-willed self-delusion/preservation, and I think that self-righteous aggression rules the day in Rumsfeld's Pentagon. Long story short: If you're planning on feeling thankful for not having to relive the Vietnam war fiasco, I suggest you get a backup plan.

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