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November 9, 2017 @ 6:45 pm
“It’s an exquisite, achingly moving nonfiction ramble on memory and history.” – The New York Times
“In Varda’s magnificent, groundbreaking, nearly 60-year career, this is one of her most profoundly personal and exuberantly populist works.” – Film Comment
“A sweet, but never cloying, portrait of an intergenerational friendship and artistic collaboration, Faces Places is also a matter-of-fact meditation on mortality.” – Melissa Anderson, 4Columns
89-year old Agnes Varda, one of the leading figures of the French New Wave, and acclaimed 33 year-old French photographer and muralist JR teamed up to co-direct this enchanting documentary/road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a lifelong passion for images and how they are created, displayed and shared. Together they travel around the villages of France in JR’s photo truck meeting locals, learning their stories and producing epic-size portraits of them. The photos are prominently displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. Faces Places documents these heart-warming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way. [Synopsis courtesy Cohen Media]
Dir. Agnès Varda and JR. 90 min.
Stick around after the film! Each ticket is redeemable for $2 off any drink at the bar.