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Cultivate Cinema Circle’s fall season starts with 'Cleo'

The Cultivate Cinema Circle has become a cinephile must-attend in only a few months, screening such classics as Jean-Luc Godard’s “Contempt” and Satyajit Ray’s “Apu Trilogy.”

For its fall season, Cultivate has chosen to honor French New Wave icon Agnes Varda, a wonderfully fitting figure for a season-long focus.

First up is 1962’s stunning “Cléo from 5 to 7.” Varda’s second feature takes place in real time, as a singer awaits biopsy results. The 90-minute long film is both entertaining and genuinely moving - plus utterly vibrant in its depiction of 1960s Paris.

The free screening is 8 p.m. Sept. 23 at Canisius College’s Science Hall, and co-sponsored by the Women & Gender Studies Program at Canisius.

Visit for the full Cultivate lineup, including the Varda series, and to watch the trailer for “Cléo from 5 to 7.”

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