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Horror Highlights: American Murder Song, Exclusive Everlasting Clip, New Jersey Horror Con, Body Bags, Dark Night

The American Murder Song tour is in full swing and its stop in Los Angeles on November 12th is nearly upon us. Continue reading for more info and ticket details. Also in today's Highlights: an exclusive, Nsfw clip from Everlasting, news on the inaugural New Jersey Horror Con and Film Festival, Liz Brennan's "Body Bags" music video, and details on Dark Night's AFI Fest screening.

American Murder Song Los Angeles Show Details: Press Release: "The Star of Repo! The Genetic Opera & Songwriters of The Devil's Carnival Arrive With Their New Collaboration in Los Angeles on November 12th.

Cult film composers Terrance Zdunich and Saar Hendelman are no strangers to creating interactive fan events. With their movies Repo! The Genetic Opera and The Devil's Carnival as well as its sequel, they pioneered a punk rock approach to storytelling and distribution, touring their musical films like rock concerts and cultivating a die-hard fanbase in the process.
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The Harmony of Agnès Varda and Jane Birkin

As a supplement to our Recommended Discs weekly feature, Peter Labuza regularly highlights notable recent home-video releases with expanded reviews. See this week’s selections below.

In 1987, Agnès Varda, one of the few female directors to emerge from the French New Wave, began a friendship with English superstar and model Jane Birkin. While Birkin had appeared as a cinematic object of desire as far back as Antonioni’s Blow-Up, Varda had no interest in continuing this trend. Instead, she listened. The resulting two films — one a documentary-like fiction, the other a fiction-like documentary — are signs of two major feminist icons of very different sorts finding ways to explore their own stories.

Their first collaboration might win an award for the most surprising title, given the subject matter, but Kung-Fu Master! does aptly describe one of the central metaphors in this gender-flipped Lolita narrative. Birkin plays a single mother named Mary-Jane
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Immortal images by Anne-Katrin Titze

Jane Birkin on Jacques Rivette: "I went to see Céline et Julie vont en bateau." Photo: Anne-Katrin Titze

Charlotte Gainsbourg and Jane Birkin are being celebrated in New York with 19 films and a series of conversations. After a screening of Agnès Varda's Jane B. Par Agnès V., Birkin spoke about working with Jacques Rivette on L’Amour Par Terre with Geraldine Chaplin, 36 Vues Du Pic Saint Loup, La Belle Noiseuse with Michel Piccoli, and taxidermy.

Claude Miller's L'Effrontée; Michel Gondry's The Science Of Sleep (La Science Des Rêves); Andrew Birkin's The Cement Garden; Yvan Attal's My Wife Is An Actress (Ma Femme Est Une Actrice); Birkin's Boxes (Les Boites); Claude Miller's The Little Thief (La Petite Voleuse); Varda's Kung Fu Master! (Le Petit Amour); Serge Gainsbourg's Charlotte For Ever; Jacques Doillon's The Prodigal Daughter (La Fille Prodigue); Bertrand Tavernier's Daddy Nostalgia
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Jane B. Par Agnès V. / Kung-Fu Master! Arriving On Blu-ray In February 2016

Jane B. Par Agnès V. / Kung-Fu Master! Arriving On Blu-ray In February 2016

Jane B. Par Agnes V.: I’ll look at you, but not at the camera. It could be a trap, whispers Jane Birkin shyly into Agnès Varda’s ear at the start of Jane B. Par Agnes V. The director of Cleo From 5 To 7 and Vagabond once again paints a portrait of a woman, this ...

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Watch Exclusive Clips from Two Agnès Varda Restorations

Watch Exclusive Clips from Two Agnès Varda Restorations
La cinephiles have the pleasures of seeing two Agnès Varda discoveries from the middle of her career beginning November 13 at the Laemmle Royal. Watch exclusive clips from both below. Cinelicious Pics presents the double bill of "Jane B. par Agnès V." and "Kung-Fu Master," both starring Euro icon Jane Birkin, and both restored from their original 35mm negatives. Supervised by Varda, the new restorations look gorgeous in digital 2K. Less a biopic than a quasi-fiction, poetic-realist documentary, "Jane B. par Agnes V" looks at the actress' many faces. Really, it's Varda's "Orlando," a time-hopping tapestry of Birkin's best and least-favorite roles, and the parts she dreams of playing (including Joan of Arc). The film features Birkin's longtime collaborator and erstwhile lover Serge Gainsbourg, New Wave actor Jean-Pierre Léaud (a.k.a. Antoine Doinel), Birkin's daughter Charlotte Gainsbourg and Varda's son Mathieu Demy, whom...
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