Lions Love ( ...and Lies) (1969) DVD9
Agnes Varda directed this drama which combines formal dramatic structures with the openness of improvisational cinema verite. Independent filmmaker Shirley Clarke plays an avant-garde film director attempting to work with a major studio to finance her next project, in which she hopes to collaborate with James Rado and Jerome Ragni, creators of the musical "Hair" (who play themselves). She also wants to use Andy Warhol superstar Viva (who also appears as herself) as her leading lady. However, after much give and take between herself and the moneymen, the director learns that the plug has been pulled on her project, pushing her to the brink of suicide. Incorporating newsreel footage and excerpts from the work of poet and playwright Michael McClure into its narrative, Lions Love also features appearances by European screen tough guy Eddie Constantine and noted film writers Carlos Clarens and Peter Bogdanovich, the latter a year after he made his (credited) directorial debut with Targets and two years before his breakthrough with The Last Picture Show.

DVD9 | PAL 16:9 | 01:47:38 | 6.84 Gb + 3% rec
Language: English (Dolby AC3, 2 ch)
Subtitles: Francais
Genre: Comedy, Drama, hippie movie

Director: Agnes Varda
Cast: Viva, James Rado, Gerome Ragni, Shirley Clarke, Carlos Clarens, Eddie Constantine
Country: USA, France

- Introduction by Agnes Varda
- Agnes Varda and Emmanuelle Loyer talk about the film
- Short period documentary, Agnes Varda talks with Viva

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