This week in Film — VAGABOND, Studio Ghibli Fest 2019, and more

Her first film, La Pointe Courte debuted in 1955; her final, Varda by Agnès, has yet to make its U.S. release, and in between, the incomparable Agnès Varda re-envisioned what cinema could do and say. She has several masterworks under her belt, none more so than her 1985 story of a drifter, Vagabond. For those in the Denver metropolitan area, Vagabond will screen on Wednesday, July 3, 7:15 p.m. at the Alamo Drafthouse Sloans Lake. For those of you with subscriptions to The Criterion ChannelVagabond is currently streaming alongside a bevy of Varda features and shorts.

Whisper of the Heart

And speaking of masters, GKIDS and Fathom Events have partnered once again to bring a monthly series of Studio Ghibli films to area theaters. Next up is Whispers of the Heart, which screens July 1–2. A little on the history of Studio Ghibli and the upcoming movies also in this week’s BW.

Not enough? Head over to After Image and hear Metro Arts producer Veronica Straight-Lingo and I chat about YesterdayVagabond, and Framing John DeLorean. Like what you hear? Tune into to Metro Arts every Friday at 3:00 p.m. 88.5 on your FM dial, 1300 AM, and online at

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