Faces Places | Visages Villages
Saturday Mar 31 07:30 PM
Sunday Apr 01 04:00 PM
Tuesday Apr 03 07:30 PM
Wednesday Apr 04 01:00 PM
Doris Duke Theatre
Museum members: $10.00
General Admission: $12.00
About the Film:
Part of European Cinema 2018.
Directed by Agnès Varda and JR. France. 2017. 89 min. In French with English subtitles.
Agnes Varda, a revered leading figure of the French New Wave, became the oldest person to be nominated for an Oscar when Faces Places got a nod for Best Documentary Feature for this year’s Academy Awards. Now 89, Varda teamed up with acclaimed 33-year-old French photographer and muralist JR to co-direct this enchanting documentary cum road movie. Kindred spirits, Varda and JR share a passion for images and how they are created, displayed, and shared. They ride in JR’s photo truck to French villages where they meet locals, learn their stories and produce larger-than-life portraits of them. The images are displayed on houses, barns, storefronts and trains revealing the humanity in their subjects, and themselves. Faces Places documents these heartwarming encounters as well as the unlikely, tender friendship they formed along the way. A New York Times Critics’ Pick.
Winner of the Cannes Film Festival’s The Golden Eye, or L’Oeil d’Or, which was created in 2015 by LaScam (Civil Society of Multimedia Authors) and awarded to the best documentary across all official festival sections.
Read the The Atlantic review.
Read the New York Times review.