Tuesday, June 25, 2024

NY Film Festival Poster by John Waters Features Four Living Male Directors and One Woman– Agnes Varda– Who Is Dead


Director John Waters designed the 2020 New York Film Festival poster, based on old rock and roll and R&B show posters and notices for boxing matches. It’s whimsical and fun, of course.

The poster features four living male directors and one only woman– Agnes Varda– who is dead. Next to her picture the poster reads: “We have women, too!” Well, not exactly. Agnes, who we adored, will not be attending, even virtually. Were there no living women that could be featured?

The four men are Martin Scorsese, Pedro Almodovar, Barry Jenkins, and Jean Luc Godard, who is a robust 89 years old.

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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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