This stunning documentary featuring iconic French New Wave director Agnès Varda and muralist JR is an unforgettable road trip adventure that has landed on the top of many “best of the year” lists and has been awarded as the Best Documentary of the year by the New York Film Critics Circle, the Los Angeles Film Critics Association, and the San Francisco Film Critics Circle.
89-year old Agnès 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.
“Anyone who can't enjoy this wise and soulful film has to consider whether they've given up on the movies, and on life.” — Boston Globe
“What a joy it is to have a movie like this in our broken lives right now.” — NPR
“Varda has always possessed a warm and compulsively watchable screen presence, and the pint-sized iconoclast still has more pep in her step than most of us have ever had.” — IndieWire
“A treat for art fans and cinephiles fond of French film history, the whimsy and wisdom of «Faces, Places» is certain to win over a new generation of Agnes Varda and JR fans.” — The Playlist
Runtime: 90 minutes
Director: Agnès Varda; JR
Friday, January 5: 11:00AM, 4:00, 8:30
Saturday, January 6: 1:00, 7:30
Sunday, January 7: 11:00AM, 3:00, 7:30
Monday, January 8: 1:30, 5:30
Tuesday, January 9: 3:30, 7:30
Wednesday, January 10: 11:00AM, 10:00
Thursday, January 11: 1:00, 7:30
Friday, January 12: 1:00, 9:55
Saturday, January 13: 3:00, 9:00
Sunday, January 14: 11:00AM, 5:00
Monday, January 15: 3:00, 7:00
Tuesday, January 16: 11:00AM, 5:00
Wednesday, January 17: 3:00, 7:00
Thursday, January 18: 3:00, 9:00
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