Ira Holmes International Film Series: ‘Cléo from 5 to 7’

The Ira Holmes International Film Series will kick off Jan. 25 with “Cléo from 5 to 7.”

In this 1962 film, Agnès Varda eloquently captures Paris in the ’60s with this real-time portrait of a singer (Corinne Marchand) set adrift in the city as she awaits test results of a biopsy. A chronicle of the minutes of one woman’s life, “Cléo from 5 to 7” is a spirited mix of vivid vérité and melodrama, featuring a score by Michel Legrand (“The Umbrellas of Cherbourg”) and cameos by Jean-Luc Godard and Anna Karina.

The film will be shown at 2 p.m. at the Appleton Museum of Art, 4333 E. Silver Springs Blvd., and at 7 p.m., at the CF Ocala Campus, 3001 S.W. College Road, Building 8, Room 110. Films at the Ocala Campus are free and open to the public. Films at the Appleton are free to all museum and film series members; nonmembers pay museum admission. Films may contain mature content.

Everyone is invited to the 60th Anniversary Kickoff Reception at 6:30 p.m. and Professor Holmes will introduce the film as a special guest at the 7 p.m. screening. Dr. Rebecca J. DeRoo, author of “Agnès Varda between Film, Photography, and Art,” will host an online film talk and question and answer session on Wednesday, Jan. 26, at 12:30 p.m. via Zoom.

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