“The pressures here in Hollywood are so great, from all the dead people,” opines Warhol superstar Viva to James and Gerome, the two creators of the rock musical Hair. In a rented house in the sun-soaked L.A. Hills, they delight in one another’s bodies while musing on love, stardom, and politics.
Varda’s cult classic contemplates freedom, film, and fantasy as the ’60s “Summer of Love” goes sour. An array of underground stars—like Warhol superstar Viva and filmmaker Shirley Clarke (playing both herself and a Varda cipher)—explore the outer reaches of the hippy dream, mixing politics and play.
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Takeshi Kitano, 1996, Japan
Johnnie To, 2008, Hong Kong
Harmony Korine, 2007, United States
Abel Ferrara, 2007, Italy
Pedro Almodóvar, 2006, Spain
Éric Rohmer, 2007, France
Kim Ki-duk, 2004, South Korea
Federico Fellini, 1963, Italy
Peter Greenaway, 1982, United Kingdom