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.
Agnès Varda & JR / 2017 / FRANCE / 89 min
“Sheer perfection. French New Wave veteran Agnes Varda and the young photographer JR leap fearlessly into the art of making art in the year’s best and most beguiling doc.” ~ Peter Travers, Rolling Stone
“Anyone who can’t enjoy this wise and soulful film has to consider whether they’ve given up on the movies, and on life.” ~ Ty Burr, Boston Globe
“What a joy it is to have a movie like this in our broken lives right now.” ~ Andrew Lapin, NPR
SCREENING: 1/2 6:30PM & 9:00PM; 1/3 4:00PM, 6:30PM & 9:00PM; 1/4 4:00PM, 6:30PM & 9:00PM
Tickets available at the box office 30 minutes prior to showtime.