Films About Women Artists You Might Have Missed

The French Institute Alliance Française honors pioneering filmmaker Agnès Varda in their CinéSalon series that kicked off earlier this month, featuring three rarely screened films (next showing on March 14 and 21). Varda, whose work often blurs the lines of autobiography and documentary, has been the subject of films, too — including her own 2008 movie, The Beaches of Agnès. In the spirit of Varda’s great work and fascinating life and career, we wanted to feature films about women artists you might have missed — from documentaries, to rarely talked about award-winning feature films.