Saturday, December 7

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One Sings, the Other Doesn’t



Double Feature with VARDA BY AGNÈS

1977 • dir Agnès Varda w/Thérèse Liotard, Valérie Mairesse • 121 min • DCP

Agnès Varda’s unsung feminist anthem is both a buoyant chronicle of a transformative friendship and an empowering vision of universal sisterhood. When seventeen-year-old Pauline (Mairesse) helps struggling mother of two Suzanne (Liotard) procure the money for an abortion, a deep bond forms between the two, one that endures over the course of more than a decade as each searches for her place in the world. Initially divisive for its sunny, idealized view of female liberation, ONE SINGS, THE OTHER DOESN’T now seems all the more radical – and all the more vital – for its unabashedly utopian spirit. – Janus Films

“If ‘One Sings, the Other Doesn’t’ is something of a thesis movie, that thesis takes shape gently, with equal parts documentary grit and dreamlike evanescence.”
– Justin Chang, Los Angeles Times

“One of the most appealing films by a French director whose best work has always found a balance between the heart and the mind.”
– Roger Ebert, Chicago Sun-Times

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Saturday 12/7
at 4:30 PM
Sunday 12/8
at 4:30 PM

Brattle passes accepted. Special, Usher, and Producer members may reserve seats in advance [instructions]. Regular & Dual Members may redeem passes at the box office pending availability.