Garage Screen presents a program of French New Wave musicals Left Bank Trio, featuring films by Jacques Demy, Agnès Varda, and Alain Resnais. The program will open with a screening of a restored version of Alain Resnais’s Lola (1961) with music by Michel Legrand and starring Fellini’s and Lelouch’s favourite Anouk Aimée.
Left Bank Trio features musical films by three key New Wave directors of the Cahiers du Cinéma circle—residents of the student Latin Quarter Jacques Demy, Agnès Varda, and Alain Resnais, all of whom had been making films since the mid-1950s.
Alain Resnais’s films include a series of shorts on modernist painting (one of them, Van Gogh, received the U. S. Academy Award) a documentary about the national library and two passionate antifascist manifestoes (including Statues Also Die co-written and directed with Chris Marker). Resnais also was the editor of Agnès Varda's debut La Pointe Courte, which has been called the first film of the New Wave—an almost documentary neorealist essay on the fisherman’s village of Sète.