EAC Films will present the French film One Hundred and One Nights (1995, NR), directed by Agnès Varda, on Sunday, September 10 at 7 pm. Distributor Janus Films synopsizes as follows: “A celebration of cinema’s centennial, One Hundred and One Nights finds Varda at her most playful. It is also perhaps her unlikeliest project: a star-studded comic fantasy with an extravagant sense of style and an adoring but slightly off-kilter perspective on the magic of filmmaking. French New Wave icon Michel Piccoli is a mysterious aging impresario named Simon Cinéma who has hired a young film student, Camille (Julie Gayet), to simply sit with him at his mansion and talk about movies. Skeptical yet increasingly enchanted, Camille bears witness to cinema itself coming to life, allowing Varda to wittily integrate a mind-boggling parade of appearances by screen legends (Catherine Deneuve, Marcello Mastroianni, Jean-Paul Belmondo, Anouk Aimée, Robert De Niro, and many others), and attest to the vigorous health of the movies at the close of the twentieth century.
Admission for the film is $7. Following a short break after the film, there will be a discussion group with Jon Bragdon for any who wish to participate.
This screening has been made possible by the Maine Community Foundation Community Building Grant.
Eastport Arts Center is at 36 Washington Street, Eastport, and at www.eastportartscenter.org, and is handicapped-accessible. EAC abides by the State of Maine CDC COVID guidelines, revisiting our policy monthly. At this time, the use of masks in our building is optional.